Kenya Says Remittances to Somalia Are Acceptable Providing They Do Not Go to Terrorists
Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohammed, said on Sunday (February 22) that Kenya has no problem with Somali refugees receiving remittances from relatives elsewhere in the world. She said: Almost all the refugees that are in our country are heavily dependent on remittances from outside Africa for their survival, for their day to day living. So we must carry out due diligence and make sure that the resources are actually being transmitted to the right people.”
Germany’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on a visit to Kenya at the weekend also said that Germany would not seek to block the transmission of remittances to Somalia as long as due diligence was conducted.