publication . Article . 2013

Detention in Kenya: risks for refugees and asylum seekers

Lucy Kiama; Dennis Likule;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2013 Journal: Forced Migration Review, issue 44, pages 34-35 (issn: 1460-9819, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Oxford
Refugees and asylum seekers detained in Kenya risk multiple convictions and protracted detention due to poor coordination between immigration officials, police and prison officers, coupled with lack of interpreters and low levels of knowledge among government officers.
free text keywords: detention, asylum, detainment, refugees, Kenya, refugee protection, asylum seekers, Refugee Act, lcsh:Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, lcsh:HN1-995
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1. The order came in the wake of persistent grenade atacks in Nairobi's Eastleigh Estate which is mostly inhabited by Somali and Oromo refugees.

2. 'Border monitoring mission of refugee protection: issues at the coast: A report by the Refugee Consortium of Kenya on a monitoring mission to Mombasa, Voi, Taveta, Kwale and Lunga Lunga', Nov 2012 htp:// 3. See Alice Edwards 'Detention under scrutiny' p4-6.

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