Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi claims Kenyans have threatened her with deportation.

by Helvine Achieng
April 15, 2021

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi has recently accused Kenyans of 'threatening to deport her' following her stance on human rights. Nyanzi and her children fled and sought refuge in Nairobi after losing in her bid to be elected Kampala Women Representative.


It's been three months down the line since Uganda had its general elections, and activist Nyanzi now claims, via her Facebook page, that she's also subjected to abuse from Kenyans on social media for sharing her thoughts on the plight of refugees in Kenya.


"Last night, I briefly shared the sad news of the death of a refugee who was burnt along with several others in Block 13 of Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. I am still shocked by many of the responses," she wrote.


Adding,


"Another horribly evil group of human beings want me to be quiet because I'm a foreigner seeking refuge in Kenya. They ordered me to politely stay in my place lest they would withdraw their hospitality to me in their country. They forced me to be grateful that refugees have taken advantage of Kenya's relative peace to seek refuge here for many many years. They threateningly reminded me that the Kenyan government closed Kakuma and Dadaab camps and ordered all refugees to be withdrawn. They told me to go back home if I found Kenya hostile. This is Xenophobia!"