WATCH - Kenyan refugee living in Derry slams petition to stop migrants settling in city

A Kenyan refugee living in Derry has reacted angrily to a petition organised to stop migrants settling in Derry.

Lilian Seenoi is the Executive Director of the North West Migrants Forum and moved to Derry with her young son Brian several years ago.

Lilian Seenoi. DER1414SL315 Photo: Stephen Latimer Photography

Lilian Seenoi. DER1414SL315 Photo: Stephen Latimer Photography

“I will live in love, not fear, and I hope everyone in this city who believes in humanity does the same,” she said.

“The first and great commandment is ‘don’t let them scare you’ - please let Louise Logan know this.”

Louise Logan, from Newbuildings set-up the petition on website Change.org less than 48 hours after so called Islamic State claimed the lives of 129 innocent people in Paris last Friday.

North West Migrants Forum works with almost 200 migrants who live and work in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

The ‘Journal’ asked Ms. Logan for a comment but she has not replied.

To read Lilian Seenoi’s full reaction to Ms Logan’s petition see Friday’s ‘Journal’.