Kenya and Somalia leaders vowed to scale-up joint operations against the Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab that has been conducting terror attacks in the two countries.
The two leaders said they will deal with the terrorists ruthlessly saying they have no place in our society.
According to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Al-Shabaab remains a common threat killing innocent people in both Kenya and Somalia.
Anti-Al-Shabaab campaigns will continue until the threat is neutralized and Somalia regions are pacified of the terrorists.
The two leaders spoke on Thursday last during the State visit of Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in Nairobi.
Kenyan soldiers (KDF) who are part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been battling the militant group in southern Somalia since 2011 when they launched cross-border operations over abduction of foreigners and frequent terror attacks on Kenyan soil.
Somalia’s President, on his part, lauded Kenyan troops for the prominent role in the fight against Al-Shabaab through the AMISOM.