KDF should secure Kenya, Somalia border – Duale


National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale now says Kenya Defence Forces need to take control of the border from Kiunga in Lamu County to Mandera.

He says this will help curb further terror attacks in the country from the Somalia based militia group, Al-Shabaab who have claimed responsibility of a number of attacks in various parts of the country.

Through a message posted in his Twitter handle, Duale says the country cannot negotiate with the ragtag militia or any other terror or criminal group.

“We have never and shall never negotiate with Terrorists, Bandits, militants & drug dealers,” he said.

Al-Shabaab militias are also said to be linked to the last week attack of Mandera Governor Ali Roba’s convoy that left three people dead and six others injured.

Kenya porous border with the Somalia is said to contribute highly to terror attacks in the country.

During last week’s Mandera attack, two vehicles were also set ablaze on the Arabia-Omar road according to police.

Police and the Kenya Defence Forces personnel were pursuing the attackers who are said to have driven off one of the vehicles hijacked during the attack.

A police report released on February 25 indicates that terror remains a major challenge in the country security situation though a global problem.

The report says that 312 were killed in terrorism-related attacks in Kenya between 2012 and 2014.

In the 24 months, police stated that terror attacks also left 779 people injured, with counties bordering Somalia being the worst hit.

The year 2014 had the highest number of deaths resulting from terror attacks at 173, with Lamu County accounting for 67 deaths, while Mandera saw 64 people killed.