December 28, 2005

Oromo: Ethiopians Demonstrate at UN Refugee Offices

Hundreds of refugees from Ethiopia staged a demonstration at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR offices at Westlands to protest against alleged harassment by Ethiopian government agents.
Hundreds of refugees from Ethiopia Tuesday staged a demonstration at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR offices at Westlands to protest against alleged harassment by Ethiopian government agents.

The refugeees mainly from the Oromo community said the unknown assailants had kidnapped and killed some of them in the recent past.

A UNHCR official Rosella Pagliuchi said the commission had notified the Kenyan immigration officials and security agents to look into the matter.

Gigiri police chief Patrick Lumumba who came to the scene later said police would investigate the alleged kidnappings and killings and intensify patrols in Eastleigh where most of the refugees reside.

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation