Govt Screens Fleeing S. Sudan Refugees

OCPD Turkana West Jonathan Ngala says the move is aimed at ensuring that nobody takes avantage of the situation to enter Kenya illegally.

The procedures include- sreeening for contagious diseases like measles and yellow fever.

Those tested positive are given treatment at Kakuma District and Lopiding Sub District hospitals in Lokichogio.

The hospitals also serve to isolate the sick while they are being treated before they can be taken to the camps- to prevent the spread of diseases

So far, over 1000 refugees have entered Kenya through the Nadapal border and been sent to Kakuma Camp.

The camp has been receiving South Sudanese refugees from December last year, when the war broke out.

This comes as presidents from African states including Uhuru Kenyatta, have pledged to support efforts aimed at peace restoration in the war-torn African state.

By Diana Kariuki

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