Kenya-Somalia Border Wall Construction to Bar Al Shabaab Infiltration Continues Amid Criticism

Security WallKenya continues to construct the 435 miles security wall along the its porous border with Somalia as part of it efforts aimed at shutting out the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Shabaab from crossing over.

The massive security wall will consist of bricks, fences, observation posts installed with high-tech surveillance cameras.

The border wall will stretch from the northeast Kenyan town of Mandera to Kiunga in the southeast.

Last week, a group of five to ten suspects are believed to have crossed over to Kenya through the porous border prompting security beef-up to preempt any possible attack.

Kenya has been a target of the Somali based Islamist group due to their contribution to the African Union Peacekeeping troops – AMISOM.

The border wall of late has received some hitches with Somalia alleging Kenya is doing the wall on their territory. Somalia sent a delegation to go on a fact finding mission but found out that Kenya has erected the security wall along its own border line contrary to the allegations.

Kenya Human Right Commission vice chairman George Morara is opposing on the construction of the border wall citing it as a waste of taxpayer’s money and a futile exercise but in a rejoinder, Kenyan government has affirmed that it will not be deterred nor relent on war against terror and it will do what it must at any cost to secure her citizenry and properties.

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