Mandera residents have praised the dusk to dawn curfew that was imposed by the government a month ago saying County’s security has significantly improved.
Similar sentiments were raised by the region Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation (MYWO) chairperson Ubah Abdi Gedi saying security agents are able to conduct patrols and maintain peace.
MYWO chairperson implored on the residents to collaborate with security agents saying Al-Shabaab agents and sympathizers are still hiding within the community.
Gedi blamed residents who she said knows Al-Shabaab informers but continue to hide them from authorities.
She also warned of protecting Al-Shabaab will wreck the region’s economy since no outsider will want to invest in the region.
Mandera West Mp, Mohamed Maalim, Banisa’s Mohamed Abdi Haji, Mandera North MP, Adan Mohamed and Mohamed Huka of Mandera South have supported the government curfew saying it has restored the security in the region.
On Saturday, 19th November 2016, four members of the terror cell were shot dead, weapons and ammunition recovered in one of the most successful intelligence led operation by joint task Kenya Police, Rapid Response team, Administration Police and ATPU were involved.