Oromo refugees in Kenya demand protection from Ethiopian security forces

Yesterday, the Tamuka team witnessed a group of at least 50 refugees from Ethiopia conducting a peaceful protest outside UNHCR offices in Nairobi. The group claim that Oromo refugees remain under threat in Kenya due to the presence of Ethiopian security

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New Wave of Arrests and Extortion: Refugees Urged to be Cautious

by Tashrifa Mandera Over the past few weeks Tamuka has heard numerous accounts of refugees being hassled, extorted and arrested by the police in Nairobi. The word has also spread to organizations who work with refugees and UNHCR itself, who

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Refugees Arrested in Kayole

On 3rd January 2015, at around 1pm, 2 young refugees were arrested at their place of work (barbershop) located in Kayole Saba-Saba near Diwopa-Catholic Church. The arrested refugees called the Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK) field assistant based in Kayole

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Tamuka launches new learning Hub: free courses for refugees of all ages!

Xavier Project is very happy to announce the opening of a new Tamuka learning Hub in Nairobi. Based in the Kivuli Centre on Kabiria Road (see below for full address and directions), the Hub will host learning courses for young

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Life after Usalama Watch – A Somali student talks about his arrest

A few months have passed since the security crackdown began, following several instances of terror attacks. Refugees were the most affected by this process – a huge number of them were held in the Kasarani Stadium for investigation. Officially, those

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The story of James – a Kenyan man torn apart from his refugee wife

“I am an adult Kenyan man and I have spent all my life in Kenya. I don’t know what it is to be a refugee but I know how it feels to be affected by their suffering and to spend

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Amina – a Kenyan-Somali caught up in Usalama Watch

  A mother of three teenagers, Amina sells clothes and shoes at her stall on one of the streets in Eastleigh. She is a Kenyan citizen and ethnic Somali, who has lived most of her life in Nairobi. “The biggest

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