Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

The Food Prices In The Kakuma Refugee Camp Markets

Posted in Business and Development by KANERE on June 30, 2010

The food prices in the Kakuma refugee market and the availability of the required commodities by the consumers at the market have been challenging for the local residents and the refugee communities. (more…)

Decongestion Exercise Led To House Demolished Creation Of The Roads and Space

Posted in Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on June 30, 2010

The coming of the visitor who could not move with ease due to overcrowding altered UNHCR Refugee Agency about persistence of congestion. (more…)

Recent Insecurity In The Kakuma Refugee Camp

Posted in News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on June 30, 2010
A Turkana house boy who was working at the Somali camp market was drawn by the high flowing river known as ‘Raggae’ while the boy attempted to cross the stream. (more…)

The Months Of Terror and Other Crazy Observations Around The Camp Communities

Posted in News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on June 30, 2010

Man Slaughter: In the Ethiopian community two drunkard refugee men dragged themselves home, where one could barely cut off his friend leg before he was rescued by the neighbors, plus similar other stories… (more…)

The Murder Case

Posted in News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on June 30, 2010

An Ethiopian Turkana lady was found dead locked in the food stored the whole night until the following day.


The MIX ME End Line Survey 2010

Posted in Health, Humanitarian Services by KANERE on June 30, 2010

The mix me end line survey kicked on from the month of February to March this year. (more…)

Flooding Of The River KAWALASE Left Three Refugees Dead

Posted in Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates by KANERE on June 30, 2010

As the refugees traveled to Kenyan down cities three Sudanese refugees were killed by the aggressive kawalase river which is approximately 1km to Lodwar town. (more…)

An Encounter With The Elitrean National Soccer Team

Posted in News Updates by KANERE on June 30, 2010

They left their home country as national ambassadors, flag bearers and paradigms of Eritrean glory to the outside world.


The Forest Has Changed But The Monkeys Are Still The Same

Posted in Opinion by KANERE on June 30, 2010
An Angry opinion piece by Kumsa Keno a Refugee contributor to KANERE from Kakuma, A message on the world Refugee Day. (more…)


Posted in Opinion by KANERE on June 30, 2010

A contribution opinion piece by John perkin’s (journalist student) asking the question on the efficiency and accountability of the rescuing Agency?

Writing as a non-Kenyan and non-refugee, the author nevertheless offers some thoughts about the process of becoming a refugee in Kenya.  (more…)

Quotes Of The Months, June 2010

Posted in Quotes of the Month by KANERE on June 30, 2010

“I am traveling. None should open my store and interfere. Let me be responsible for it .I have committed a crime and only allow the police to open the doors.”

-Y.M., A murderer speaking on the phone to his neighbour fleeing to away after the crime

“We are shocked by the injuries caused by her husband. Waral was also taken to imprisonment for the crimes committed and failing to disclose the solid cause of the chaos.”

Sudanese Equatorial Deputy Chairman speaking on the violence caused by his community member

“I was raped before the eyes of my own children and husband, I don’t even see any meaning of life anymore.”

-H.W. A victim complaining on the recent insecurity situation in the camp

“The results of the survey were not ready yet and we can’t give information until we are granted permission from the Nairobi Office.”

National Programme Officer of mix me in WFP to KANERE reporter during the Mix Me end line survey.

“He was taken to the surgical toile on Wednesday the 19th and discharged 23rd May 28, 2010 from IRC Refugee hospital.”

-M.B. IRC nurse who was taking care of a 14 year old boy in the isolation ward at Refugee main

Hospital on the recent insecurity in the camp

“Refugees are in Kenya since before the independent and we welcome and cater for their security. As we are reassuring the protection and security for the refugees. We have opened police posts and there are patrols so we have peaceful environment.”

A Kenya Government Official makes a speech on the world refugee day at Kakuma

Letter From The Editor June 2010

Posted in Letter from the Editor by KANERE on June 30, 2010

Dear our Respectable readers here and abroad,

We are humbly grateful to Almighty God for He has allowed us to reach this far on this our small planet. KANERE strongly apologies for this many months delayed publications of course for some reasons. Though this issues comes to your attention late we still believe that there are meaningful.

I thank the potential KANERE staff for their work until now despite the scenes we encountered in the course of early this year that got reported or are left out interrupting our normal routines, we have always believe in our strengths as we shall definitely keep on working towards ensuring the continuation of KANERE.

For over five months, life in Kakuma camp was remarked by several insecurity problems. In the late April to May there has been tremendous heavy down pour which caused camps flooded leading to several refugees thatched muddy wall shelters were washed away. A local Turkana boy and three Sudanese refugees died at the aggressive Kawalase seasonal flowing river which is approximately 1km to Lodwar town. In the refugee communities there had occurred few murder cases, several assaults and related serious Domestic violence cases reported.

In the world of the sport, the FIFA world cup taking place on the African soil for the first time, most camps movie halls, Tea and Coffee cafe’s here were over crowded as the football supporters and the fans feel for the game.

Being the great month in the world refugee calendar: thousands of the Kakuma refugees, International and national NGO Refugee Agencies with the concerned Kenya Government Departments taking a lead emerged at the Napata grounds to celebrate the world refugee day 2010.

The wider audiences out there keep your comments, thoughts and experiences alive. Address all the correspondences to myself at kakuma.news@gmail.com