The construction of Kenya-Somalia border is underway with only entry points at Mandera, Kiunga and Lamu to bar illegal movement.
The border wall was launched by Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery in May to curb illegal immigrants especially Al-Shabaab’s infiltration.
According to the Project Coordinator John Mogeni, the first concrete posts have been erected covering a stretch of 400 metres from border point one in Mandera.
The border will have other security features such 24-hour surveillance cameras. A road will also be built on either side of the wall for patrol by security agents.
During the tour of President Uhuru Kenyatta in NEP Kenya in April, he urged locals to support the initiative.
The wall will have designated entry and exit points. Government will also install police posts, immigration offices and custom revenue offices to cater various services.
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