Nigeria High Commission fiercely addresses rising femicide cases in Kenya


• Consulate raises concerns that Nigerian citizens were being targeted in online attacks

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The Nigerian High Commission in Kenya has issued a response to allegations suggesting Nigerian citizens' involvement in recent femicide cases in the country.

In a memo dated January 17, the consulate expressed concern about online blogs, manipulated videos, and social media posts spreading baseless speculation regarding Nigerians being responsible for these crimes.

The consulate emphasized that Nigerian citizens were becoming targets of online attacks and urged them to remain calm and law-abiding while investigations into the cases were ongoing.

The memo advised Nigerians in Kenya to be vigilant and limit unnecessary movements during this period.

Furthermore, the Nigerian High Commission called on Kenyans using social media to refrain from disseminating misinformation targeting Nigerian nationals.

They assured that appropriate action would be taken within the framework of international law and relevant legal provisions of the host authorities to address the dissemination of false information.

In recent developments, a Nigerian national suspected of killing university student Rita Waeni was questioned by investigators.

The individual, traveling with a Mozambique passport, was intercepted at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and taken to the Kasarani police station for identification.

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