President Trump’s immigration order was met with widespread scorn and visceral opposition from most of the mainstream media. Attention on the order has waned in recent weeks, given the amount of coverage placed on the potential repeal and replacement of Obamacare.
But at least one nation may be seeing a big benefit from the order, according to a highly ranked security official in refugee-plagued Kenya who recently spoke out on the issue.
“You’ll find that during the Obama reign, so many that were coming in the name of the refugees were actually being repatriated, being taken back to America,” says Harrison Ngota, a Captain in the Kenyan National Police. “So when they’re there, because I’ve been there practically, the dollar issue, when they’re there, they fund the ones that are at home. When they fund the ones that are at home, the very people that were taken in the name of being helped, are the very people that come in as traitors, but since Trump took over…he canceled all that. However people might say, actually in Kenya we say that, ‘Trump is God’s chosen.’ Because by him being there so many things to do with terrorism and the spirit behind the Islam has been restricted.”
Ngota made the remarks while speaking with Lucas Miles, host of “The Lucas Miles Show” on Faithwire, and president of the Oasis Network. Miles has been building ministry partners in Kenya for over a decade, and Ngota has been working with them on security as well as in local churches.
Ngota went on to claim that Trump’s order has slowed the turnover time, which has allowed security teams to properly vet incoming refugees who land in Dadaab, Kenya’s enormous refugee camp, before they head out to America.
You can watch his remarks here (continue reading below):
Kenya has been struggling with a refugee crisis for nearly two decades, being neighbor to consistently unstable and new ISIS recruitment hotbed Somalia, a country that became an unfortunate hub for ISIS recruitment around two years ago.
Corruption in Kenya has also made it difficult to secure the borders, and that’s still an ongoing problem. In fact, in recent weeks, there has been increased activity from Al-Shabab in Kenya, including attempts to disrupt the upcoming election.
The biggest threat to Kenya’s national security allegedly lies within the massive refugee camp Dadaab, whose half a million refugees (mostly from Somalia) make it the largest refugee camp in the world. Kenyan authorities have claimed in the past that the camp has been used by terrorists posing as refugees leaving Somalia as a staging ground to plan and launch attacks.
Now, Ngota claims, with the order in place, they’ve had more time to properly vet and process people who arrive at the camp.
“So many people were being taken in the name of refugees then they are kept in the refugees camp. Then all of the sudden you hear that 2,000 people have been taken to the U.S. Yah…just like that. So you will find that even Somali’s that are Kenyan citizens will surrender their identity cards to say that they are Somalis from the other side in order to get that opportunity to be taken to the U.S.”
Once in America, they’re not necessarily there to carry out terrorist attacks (although at least one has); they are using America’s abundance to fund their illicit activities back home, Ngota claims.
“And when they are taken there (America) they begin to send money to their cousin…to their friends back at home and that money is the money that is being used for terrorism, yah, and they send much money. So, you’ll find that actually…the money from the US is being used to fund, the terrorism activity and since Trump came into power he stopped that.”
While it is impossible to draw conclusions on the precise impact Trump’s order is having in Kenya from just one voice, Ngota’s claims are new should be investigated further by the media at large. If Ngota is indeed correct, and Trump’s order is having a positive impact in other nations around the world, that’s a big update to a story the press emphasized at the beginning of Trump’s term.
“That’s an observation from the security point of view,” explains Ngota. ” Yeah, so Trump is doing quite a good work. He’s helping us a lot – by repatriating those guys from there and uh, permanently giving us some sanction that ‘if you don’t do this, then we won’t do this’. So that spirit of you know impressing the people that come and bite us after being helped has at least gone down.”