KENYA: MORE SOLDIERS TO BE DEPLOYED ALONG KENYA-SOMALIA BORDER

More troops will be deployed along the Kenya- Somalia border to deal with Islamic State and Al Shabaab threats in the Country.

Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe says additional military personnel will specifically be dispatched along the Mandera -Lamu border since it is prone to terrorist attacks posed by the terror groups.

Speaking during the 5th Kenya Defence Force celebrations at the Navy base in Mtongwe within Mombasa County, he pointed out that the establishment of border command centre along the borders has boosted surveillance.

“As KDF we shall continue to support the National Police Service and other national security organs in the maintenance of law. Additional deployment to secure our border will continue to be undertaken,” he asserted.

“Static, mobile road blocks and checkpoints will continue to be mounted to prevent the movement of ISIS, Al Shabaab and other terror groups into our country.”

He said the newly proposed border command unit will play a major role in securing the porous Kenya-Somalia border.

He has however reiterated that Kenya troops under the African Union Mission to Somalia will not withdraw from Somalia until the country is secure.

He urged Kenyans to give support to all security agencies in the country, specifically through intelligence sharing.

“We shall continue to put our lives on line first ready at all time to pay the ultimate price for the defence of our country,” he said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.