Kenyan government cracks down on refugees

Authorities accuse Somali refugees of supporting armed group al-Shabab as pressure mounts over insecurity in country.

    Security forces in Kenya have intensified their crackdown on refugees, with the government accusing some of supporting the Somali armed group al-Shabab.

    It comes after the death of a Muslim leader who was a vocal supporter of the group.

    Al-Shabab is being blamed for several recent attacks, including one on a Church in Mombasa.

    The Kenyan government recently ordered all refugees living in urban areas to return to their camps in a bid to end attacks by armed groups carried out in retaliation for Kenya's intervention in neighbouring Somalia.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Mombasa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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