Kenya warned about arbitrary arrests and detention of asylum seekersListen /
Law enforcement agencies in Kenya are being urged by the UN refugee agency to uphold the rights of refugees and asylum seekers following a crackdown on illegal immigrants.
The police sweeps were focused in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighbourhood where recent terrorist attacks took place. It's also where the majority of Somali refugees and asylum seekers live.
UNHCR managed to rescue some Somali nationals who had proper documents after negotiations with government officials.
Abel Mbilinyi, the UNHCR Deputy Representative to Kenya briefed Assumpta Massoi on what was happening on the ground.