The number of displaced persons from Ethiopia to Kenya’s Marsabit County has escalated to a total of 10,557 since mid this month, prompting the county government to shut the Sessi Moyale township based camp for Somare in fear of disease outbreak in the region.
The Sessi mobile camp has limitation of space and sanitation services risking the life of host communities.
The soaring number of refugees from Ethiopia to Kenya’s Marsabit County came in the wake of Ethiopia’s government crackdown on rebels mid this month with Ethiopian soldiers being accused of killing more than ten people.
According to the Kenya Red Cross society the exercise will additionally ease the provision of humanitarian services.
Mass integrated medical outreaches and screening is continuous to mitigate possible outbreaks and treat common ailments including the upper respiratory tract infections.
In Somare Camp, the Kenya Red Cross society has initiated the sighting and attaching of double pit latrines.
This as other refugees are being separately hosted in Marsabit County’s Sololo and Butiye camps.
Meanwhile, police in Kikuyu are holding 62 Ethiopian aliens suspected to be in the country illegally.
The said suspects were arrested within Kikuyu town on diverse dates beginning this month.
The suspects who appeared before the Kiambu law courts were charged with possession of illegal travel documents and being in Kenya illegally.
The 62 denied the charges.
Their case will be heard on the 27th of this month.