Kenya

Kenya: Somali repatriation process must be voluntary, UN agency stresses

The agreement signed earlier this month between the United Nations refugee agency and the Governments of Somalia and Kenya supports the voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees, a UNHCR spokesperson has stressed, reiterating that the parties are not forcing anyone to return to Somalia.

Kenya, Somalia reach agreement with UN agency on dignified return of refugees

The United Nations refugee agency and the Governments of Kenya and Somalia today signed an agreement laying out the framework by which Somali refugees in Kenya could return to their homeland.

Funding shortage forces UN to reduce food rations for refugees in northern Kenya

Two United Nations humanitarian agencies announced today that they will be forced to reduce food rations for more than half a million refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in northern Kenya beginning tomorrow due to lack of resources.

Ban strongly condemns 'totally reprehensible' terrorist act in Nairobi

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack at a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and urged the perpetrators to be brought to justice as soon as possible.

UN chief 'following closely and with alarm' the attack in Nairobi

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about today's attack on a shopping centre in the capital city of Nairobi.

UN chief, Security Council condemn terrorist attack in Kenya

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have condemned the terrorist attack at a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, which killed scores of people and wounded many more.

UN agency welcomes Kenyan ruling upholding rights of urban refugees

The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the ruling of the High Court of Kenya which upholds the asylum right of refugees living in urban areas, and expressed hope that the Government will implement the decision quickly and resume legal services to this vulnerable group.

UN chief congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya, and urged Kenyans to remain calm following a decision by the country's top court that settled the ballot win.

UN human rights monitoring team praises Kenya for successful election process

A United Nations team deployed to monitor human rights issues during the Kenyan elections today praised the African country for its largely peaceful polls earlier this month.

UN chief congratulates Kenyans on peaceful presidential polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has noted the results of Kenya's presidential election that were announced today and applauded its citizens for the largely peaceful polls.