Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Quotes of the month for March to June 2012

Posted in Quotes of the Month, Uncategorized by KANERE on July 23, 2012

“We were told to build walls 3 months ago; my children are still living in the tent. The sun is burning in this plastic,”

– H. Biyamungu, who arrived in February/ “Increased camp Population”

“In Kenya refugees have rights. We advocate that their legal protection is upheld while they live in Kenya,”

– RCK local NGO Manager/ “World Refugee Day”

I arrived in Kakuma on 3rd July 1992. I feel like I have lived for 100 years in the camp. In such life, one cannot view life in other end except UNHCR. A life where one depend worse of all.

– Lueth M. a primary school teacher/ “Community Talking Point”

“I fled from Mankeen in Unity State when I heard gunshots in the dead of the night, that morning we were also bombed by military plane,”

– Nyakwoth a south Sudanese new arrival at DRA office/ “Increased Camp Population”

“At the moment there’re already two wells dug. Oil resource will be a national wide development. Bi-lateral understandings with investors are already on,”

– Mr. Wekesa Wafula – Turkana District Information Officer/ “Oil Discovery in Turkana”

“We have reported the matter but the police here were not serious with their job. We don’t trust them either,”

– An anonymous Nubian youth/ “Sudanese inter – community conflict”

“We have asked UNHCR about the lack of bumps on this road. Security patrol vehicles are always over speeding yet there not been insecurity alarm every hours of the day. It scares everyone,”

– A Somali refugee leader in Kakuma 1/ “Road Repair in Kakuma”

“We don’t keep data of natural calamities. Ten people may get drowned but we might only receive three bodies,”

– affirmed a clinical official at the IRC/ “Drowning”

“Today reminds refugees of our flight. It is very sad that we had no option in life, however, I am thankful about the support both UNHCR and Kenya government is providing,”

– Abdikadir M. a Somali refugee leader/ “World Refugee Day”

“I was freely walking from church. I was beaten by 6 Nubians. I will not be happy in my life now,”

– Yom B. a victim of conflict/ “Sudanese inter – community conflict”

“I was using motorbike. It suddenly landed me in a ditch. My mouth hit a hard ground and I lost two teeth,” 

                  – Lami, N. a Sudanese woman at Kakuma 1 zone 3 block 6/ “Road Repair in Kakuma”

Refugee Day should be commemorated in a special way by giving refugees special gifts or special food ration during the distribution cycle rather than inviting them to dance, I hate that practice.

– Ingabine Rose a Congolese/ “Community Talking Point”

“The good result was as a result of hard work. Our pupils were also serious,”

– Chala head teacher at Lokitang School/ “A camp primary school emerged best in KCPE 2011”

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