Kenyan Refugees For Relocation from Mulanda

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Plans to relocate Kenyan Refugees at Mulanda refugee transit center in Tororo district have been finalized. The Kenyan refugeese will be relocated to Kiryandongo refugee camp in Masindi, on April 15th Roberta Russo, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC), External Relations Officer, says between 100-1500 refugees will be relocated from Mulanda transit center. He says the refugees will occupy the premises left behind by Sudanese refugees who have been repatriated back home. As part of confidence building strategy, the camp leaders will tomorrow be transported from Mulanda to Kiryandongo on a familiarization tour and on return, they are expected to share their experience will other refugees ahead of the relocation. Russo however stresses that the relocation is voluntary and those who may not wish to be taken to Kiryandongo have a choice to return back to Kenya. In March, Kenyan refugees protested calls by Antonio Guterres the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for them to return back home because of improved security. The refugees argued that their lives are still at a risk. More than 1,700 Kenyans fled into Uganda at the height of the political tensions triggered off by a flawed election.


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