The world’s largest refugee camp will close in November, Kenya’s Interior Minister Joseph Nkaisserry has announced.
The Dadaab camp in Kenya is home to more than 300,000 Somalis.
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A Kenyan MP has asked the country’s parliament to pass a law to recognise a third gender to end discrimination against those who identify as intersex.
Isaac Mwaura is also asking for funding for gender alignment surgery and a public awareness campaign to end stigma against intersex people.
“They see me as a curse,” one person born female who later developed male physical characteristics told the BBC.
Intersex are people whose sex is neither completely male nor female.
The United States condemned on Tuesday the “excessive use of force” by Kenya’s security services during a demonstration by opponents of the electoral oversight body, the embassy said.
Police beat some demonstrators with batons and kicked others on Monday after firing teargas and water cannon to disperse a crowd outside the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Some demonstrators threw stones at police.
The Somali Islamist group al Shabaab said it ambushed a Kenyan security vehicle in remote northeastern Kenya on Sunday, killing four members of the security forces.
The Kenyan Red Cross said in a post on Twitter that two police officers had been killed and two others injured, while a Kenyan police spokesman said he was unaware of the attack.
A group of Muslims travelling on a bus in the north east of Kenya took a stand against gun-wielding Islamists, refusing to point out who on their bus were Christian despite the terrorists threatening to kill them all.
Shukri Farah, driver of the bus, said the Muslims stood on either side of the Christians, to shield them from view. Passengers had swapped clothes, he said, to allow the Christians to blend in.