Terror crackdown: Kenya deports 82 Somalis

2014-04-09 15:16

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Nairobi - Kenya's security minister says 82 Somali nationals have been deported in an ongoing security crackdown following recent terror attacks in Kenya's capital and the port city of Mombasa.

Joseph Ole-Lenku said on Wednesday that those who were deported had been in Kenya illegally or lacked documentation. Ole-Lenku says the deportations were done according to the law.

Ole-Lenku spoke as he gave journalists and human rights groups access to a sports stadium in Nairobi that has been converted into a detention facility to hold those arrested in the crackdown. Rights groups say only Somalis are being targeted and they are concerned about their treatment. Police deny the allegations.

The police say they have detained more than 3 000 people, but only about 450 were held for further investigation.
- AP
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