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Kenya under fire over Zimbabwean woman’s death in immigration custody

Kenya under fire over Zimbabwean woman’s death in immigration custody

The Kenyan government is under fire from human rights activists for its role in the events leading to the death of a Zimbabwean woman, Agnes Nemakonde who passed away after Kenyan immigration officials received her from United Kingdom Border Agency officials at Nairobi international airport in February.

 

Photo: Agnes Nemakonde 

Nemakonde spent several months sleeping in toilets, and other places after she was deported by five different countries namely: the UK, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa and later returned to Kenya where she subsequently died while being incarcerated in a prison.

On Saturday, Zimbabweans in Diaspora launched a campaign in London against the British and Kenyan government for their alleged role in the events which led to Nemakonde’s death.

Zimbabwean activists coordinated by members of the protest organisation Zim Vigil, and Martin Chinyanga’s ‘Diaspora Feels It’ group descended on the Zimbabwean embassy to lay flowers together with their protest cards following Nemakonde’s death.

-The Zimbabwe Mail