Asylum Denied: A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America by David Ngaruri Kenney

By David Ngaruri Kenney

Asylum Denied is the gripping tale of political refugee David Ngaruri Kenney's harrowing odyssey during the international of immigration processing within the usa. Kenney, whereas dwelling in his local Kenya, led a boycott to protest his government's remedy of his fellow farmers. He used to be as a consequence arrested and brought into the woodland to be done. This booklet, advised by way of Kenney and his attorney Philip G. Schrag from Kenney's personal point of view, tells of his near-murder, imprisonment, and torture in Kenya; his amazing break out to the U.S.; and the challenge process ordeals and lawsuits he confronted as U.S. govt organizations sought to deport him to Kenya. a narrative of braveness, love, perseverance, and criminal process, Asylum Denied brings to existence the human charges linked to our immigration legislation and indicates reforms which are desperately had to support different sufferers of human rights violations.

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It’s a branch of the CIA,” Marc said in Swahili. ” I turned to Wash, looking for a possible exit from the situation. “I’m just kidding,” Marc laughed. “Phil told me that you thought he was CIA. I thought that was so funny that I wanted to make a joke of it. Americans make fun of everything around us. ” Wash and I calmed down, and we all had dinner together. Marc explained that he was in Kangaita because Peace Corps volunteers often spent their weekends visiting each other so that they could see the whole country.

But I did not see anyone to whom I could give a message. The next day, the guards brought me a bowl of sweet tea, and I tasted sugar for the first time in months. Later that morning, a guard took me outside and asked one of the prisoners to cut my hair. While the prisoner did so, he told me that the day after I was arrested, about five thousand farmers had gathered at the prison gates to demand my release. The guards had been very frightened. “You are a hero out there,” he asserted. “Because of you, they had to increase the monthly tea payment rate to four and a half shillings to calm the people down.

As I spoke to him in front of the crowd, I became concerned that if he did close the factory, the people who worked there could lose their jobs. I therefore added the demand that he not fire any workers until our dispute with the KTDA was resolved. He looked at the huge crowd of people standing before him. After a short hesitation, he put a padlock on the factory door. Everyone cheered in celebration. We began to hope that things could change. The tea-harvesting boycott quickly spread to all nine villages that had supplied tea to the factory.

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