Government asked to change its KDF engagement strategy in Somalia

Bondo MP, Gideon Ochanda has advised the government not to withdraw her troops from Somalia but must re-evaluate its engagement strategy to be able to win the war against terrorism.

He said that it is high time that the government took stock in terms of what it is that it is doing particularly in the defense of the country.

The MP said the government should realise that it is fighting an enemy who is amorphous with no specific place or location that can be targeted.

Ochanda observed that Al shabaab is so entrenched to an extent that the kind of tactics and strategies that Kenya is using for purposes of getting them are insignificant, hence the need for a re-evaluation.

The legislator took issue with the government for keeping the families of the slain KDF troops in a agony, noting the silence on who and how many people died in the El Adde camp attack was creating unnecessary anxiety.

Ochanda who spoke to KNA however, stated that the KDF soldiers should not be withdrawn from Somalia because that would be presumed as an act of cowardice.

He maintained that the general strategy is what needs to be checked, noting that it would be disastrous to withdraw the KDF given the kind of resources and energy that has been used in Somalia and the damage and loss that Kenya is currently experiencing.

By Brian Ondeng’

Source: KNA