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By David Ngaruri Kenney

Asylum Denied is the gripping tale of political refugee David Ngaruri Kenney's harrowing odyssey in the course of the global of immigration processing within the usa. Kenney, whereas dwelling in his local Kenya, led a boycott to protest his government's therapy of his fellow farmers. He used to be to that end arrested and brought into the woodland to be completed. This booklet, advised by way of Kenney and his legal professional Philip G. Schrag from Kenney's personal viewpoint, tells of his near-murder, imprisonment, and torture in Kenya; his awesome break out to the us; and the problem process ordeals and complaints he confronted as U.S. executive organizations sought to deport him to Kenya. a narrative of braveness, love, perseverance, and felony approach, Asylum Denied brings to existence the human expenditures linked to our immigration legislation and indicates reforms which are desperately had to aid different sufferers of human rights violations.

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I surprised myself by blurting out that farming tea under the KTDA’s rules made us no better than slaves. We were limited to tea farming and could not do what we wanted with our property. Suddenly, everyone started to listen to me because of my strong language. As the crowd became more attentive, I grew more impassioned. I argued that if we could not change the KTDA policies, we would live as poorly as our parents had lived. I suggested that on the following day we should organize a march to the nearby KTDA tea-processing factory and that we should use peaceful means, such as a mass boycott, to prevent the factory from operating until the KTDA met our demands.

Sometimes they took me for interrogation sessions. These sessions provided my only human contact, and therefore I looked forward to them. I often faced new interrogators, who asked the same questions as all the others, along with simple personal questions such as my name and height. There were times when I expected the officers to beat me, but they never did, even though I did not inform on the other leaders of the boycott. After I had lived for several months in solitary confinement, two guards came into my cell, blindfolded and handcuffed me, and put me in a van.

We therefore worried that the government would disperse our march to boost attendance in Murang’a and to prevent the district officials from listening to our grievances in Kerugoya. Nevertheless, we decided to The Farmers’ Boycott / 31 proceed with the march, believing that if we drew a huge crowd of farmers on that day, it would demonstrate the depth and breadth of our protest. Hundreds of farmers gathered at a junction where the feeder roads from the villages merged with the main highway to Kerugoya.

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