April 22, 2014

Kenyan security crackdown sweeps up Somalis

Mass detention of refugees stirs claims of racial profiling.

Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium has become an open-air holding pen for some 4,000 people swept up in a security operation. Kenya’s government says the roundup of mostly Somali refugees is needed to secure the country against Al Shabab. Somalis say they’re the victims of xenophobia. We look at the costs of Operation Usalama at 1930 GMT.

In this episode, we speak to:

Farah Malim
Former Deputy Speaker of Kenya’s National Assembly

Fazul Mahamed @HonFazul
Advisor of Political Affairs to the Jubilee Government

Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdisamad 
Peace and conflict specialist, Southlink Consultants 

Masoud Mwinyi
Spokesperson of the Administration Police of Kenya

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