Kenya to Deploy Additional Troops along Border with Somali to Counter Terrorists

kdfKenya is will deploy additional KDF troops along its border with Somalia to deal with militancy from Somali-based Islamic State and Al-Shabaab factions.

Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe said the additional troops will be deployed to man the porous border points along Mandera and Lamu prone with sporadic terrorist attacks.

The CDF spoke during the 5th KDF celebrations at the Navy Base in Motongwe, Mombasa County.

General Mwathethe noted that the establishment of border command centre along the border point s has boosted surveillance.

KDF chief said that the military will continue supporting the police force and other national security agents in securing the nation.

 “Additional deployment to secure our border will continue to be undertaken,” he affirmed.

To curb ISIS, Al-Shabaab movement and infiltration, the newly proposed border command unit will play a major role in securing the porous Kenya-Somalia border.

He further added that static, mobile road blocks and check points will continue to be mounted.


On her part, Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo praised KDF saying they have been instrumental in liberation of over 20 town that were under control of Al-Shabaab since their incursion into Somalia in 2011.

General Mwathethe however reiterated that Kenyan troops will not pull out from Somalia under AMISOM until the country is secured of terrorists.

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