NAIROB0I: Kenya recently restricted all refugees on its soil to two designated camps in the wake of a weekend attack on a church near Mombasa that claimed six lives.
Kenyans were asked to report any refugees or illegal immigrants outside the overcrowded camps, Dadaab in the east and Kakuma in the northwest, to the police.
“Any refugee found flouting this directive will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said in a statement.
Sunday’s attack, in the Likoni district near Mombasa, came amid heightened warnings of a threat of violence in Kenya despite boosted security in major cities.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kenya has been hit by a series of attacks since sending troops into southern Somalia in October 2011 to battle the insurgency.
The latest attack also came just days after police arrested two men with a vehicle stashed full of large quantities of powerful explosives prepared in pipe bombs, which experts said would have been strong enough to bring down a major building.