Somalia: Information regarding reports on Somali government's reaction to the deportation of Somalis from Kenya
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 May 1990|
|Citation / Document Symbol||SOM5489|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Somalia: Information regarding reports on Somali government's reaction to the deportation of Somalis from Kenya, 1 May 1990, SOM5489, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aca11c.html [accessed 10 December 2013]|
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According to the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, the Somali Foreign Ministry has issued a statement denying Kenyan claims regarding the border incident near Liboi. [ "Somali Foreign Ministry Statement Denies Kenyan Claims on Border Incident, BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, 25 September 1989. Attached.] The report states that Somalia has appointed a committee to investigate the border incident, where Somali troops crossed into Kenyan territory in pursuit of members of the Somali Patriotic Front and shot some Kenyan soldiers. The committee includes senior Somali officials from the Police Departments and the Ministries of Interior and Social Affairs and is headed by Brig-Gen. Muhammad Sa'id Morgan, the Deputy Minister of Defence. [ Ibid.] The last paragraph of the report states that "no Somali people have entered Kenya as refugees." [Ibid.]
Attached are some articles that may prove helpful in understanding the Somali government's reaction to the deportation of Somalis from Kenya:
-"Kenyan and Somali Statements on Border Clash", BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, 25 September 1989.
-"Somali Refugees Returning Home from Kenya", The Xinhua General
Overseas News Service, 26 September 1989.
-"Somali Rebel Radio Urges Kenya to Consider Refugee Situation Carefully", BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, 30 September 1989.
- Response to previous Information Request No. KEN5412.