Tanzania has pledged to join forces with Kenya in fighting terrorism among other criminal activities for development across the East Africa region.
Outgoing Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya, Batilda Burian said her country would work closely with Kenya to drive the enemy of human existence away.
Speaking in a meeting with Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday morning, the High Commissioner expressed the need for the two countries to work together in fighting terrorism activities, adding that radicalization among the youth was to blame for increased terrorism’ activities.
The High Commissioner appreciated the efforts that the Kenyan government had put in place in fighting terrorism and said that Tanzania would always support Kenya in any way possible in these measures.
Among the measures that Kenya has put in place in fighting terrorism is the construction of a 440-mile perimeter security wall to guard the Kenya- Somali border against entry of terrorists.
See also: Kenya’s Perimeter Security Wall
The security wall, which will be made of a series of concrete barriers, ditches, fences and surveillance positions, is expected to be complete and full in operation by the end of the year.
Kenya has also beefed up vigilance in all terrorist target areas especially after the foiled plan by al-Shabaab militants to attack the Kenyan parliament.
KDF Special Forces Unit is more alert than it has ever been before. The troops are always on the ground in least expected areas, just as they have been to collect up to the least piece of information on surveillance that has netted down any suspected militants in the past few days.
Ruto said Kenya has intensified efforts in the fight against terrorism noting that the global challenge needed concerted efforts to containing it.
The Deputy President expressed the need for countries in the East African region to work together so as to eliminate terrorism activities for the sake of peace and development.