South Sudanese living in urban centers in Kenyan are reporting harassment, mass arrests and illegal detention by Kenyan police, days after Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i ordered police to crackdown illegal immigrant.

Various Junubin in Nairobi, Nakuru and Eldoret who spoke to Hot in Juba have confirmed mass arrest of South Sudanese deemed ‘illegal migrants’ in Kenya.

Former undersecretary in South Sudan’s ministry of culture and heritage and a co-founder of the Sudd Institute, Jok Madut Jok weighed in on the matter.
“What’s behind Kenyan Police’s arrest and detention of South Sudanese in such large numbers? What has South Sudan authorities done about this? Can some rights groups in Kenya inquire!” Madut posted on social media.

One residence of Nakuru alleges that South Sudanese elders are working with the police, searching apartment for South Sudanese without proper documentation.

Makoi Majak a residents of Bungoma, Western Kenya posted this.

Photos of over 200 South Sudanese under police detention in Bungoma.