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Attorney General v. Kituo Cha Sheria, Abebe Dadi Tullu & 6 others

(2017) JELR 105944 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 108 of 2014  •  17 Feb 2017  •  Kenya

Coram
Philip Nyamu Waki, Festus Azangalala, Patrick Omwenga Kiage

Judgement

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

The litigation leading to this appeal was triggered by a decision of the Government of Kenya communicated through a press release by the Department of Refugee Affairs on 18th December 2012, conveying as follows:

Daily Nation

Tuesday December 18, 2012

DEPARTMENT OF REFUGEE AFFAIRS

PRESS RELEASE

The Government of Kenya has decided to stop reception, registration and close down all registration centers in the urban areas with immediate effect. All asylum seekers/refugees will be registered and hosted at the refugee camps.

All asylum seekers and refugees from Somalia should report to Dadaab refugee camps while asylum seekers from other countries should report to Kakuma refugee camp.

UNHCR and other partners serving refugees are asked to stop providing direct services to asylum seekers and refugees in the urban areas and transfer the same services to the refugee camps.

Badu S. Katelo

Ag. COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEE AFFAIRS

In furtherance of that decision, the Permanent Secretary in…

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