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Kenya: Farms and Housing

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 15th February 2017.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Kenya on the incidence of home and farm seizures in that country.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials in Kenya are monitoring the situation closely, and are in regular contact with British nationals affected. Our High Commissioner continues to raise the issue at the highest levels of Kenyan Government, including with the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs, the Inspector General of Police, and most recently the Laikipia County Governor. He visited Laikipia in December, when he met with British nationals to discuss their concerns.

The FCO continue to place the safety and security of British nationals at the heart of our activity. We are also working closely with other Embassies to provide a coordinated response for our respective nationals in the area, and stand ready to offer further consular assistance if required.

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