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New Kenyan law integrates refugees

Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a new refugee bill that allows asylum seekers easier access to education, integration and earn a living.

This is coming six months before a planned shutdown by the authorities of two camps housing more than half a million refugees.

According to BBC, the authorities say the camps have been used as breeding grounds for terrorists and some of the worst attacks in Kenya.

Kenya has been in a protracted struggle with the United Nations Refugee Agency over plans to shut down the Kakuma and Daadab refugee camps.

Report says half a million refugees were mainly from Somalia and South Sudan.

The President had rejected a bill that sought to compel the state to provide housing and social amenities to refugees at special transit centres.