Kenya increases security along Somalia border

Kenya increases security along Somalia border

Kenyan authorities said Wednesday they have managed to restore security along its porous border with Somalia in Mandera by deploying more police officers to enhance security.

Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said more security patrol teams have been deployed in Elwak and Lafey sub counties following December attacks that claimed five people.

“We have 100 security officers on the ground made up of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), paramilitary police and Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) who have managed to push the Al-Shabaab inside Somalia,” Shisia told journalists in Mandera town.

The enhanced security follows the recent killing of three security officers and two passengers last month when a commuter bus they were traveling in was ambushed by the insurgents from Somalia. Read more


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