- Mandera, 9th July 2015: The Kenya government on Thursday said it will hasten the construction of the security wall along the porous Somalia border.
Following the recent Mandera attack that left 14 quarry workers dead, the government has vowed to hasten the construction of the border security wall to improve on the security along the porous Kenya-Somalia border.
Interior Principal Secretary, Monica Juma stressed the government’s commitment in securing the border with Somalia, a move believed to keep off Al Shabaab jihadists from freely crossing into the country.
The Islamist group has orchestrated a series of attacks in Northeastern Kenya and nearby towns. Nairobi and coastal regions have also suffered Al Shabaab attacks since Kenya sent it military troops into Somalia in 2011 to fight the Al Qaida affiliate jihadists group.
Summary & Forecast
The attacks committed by the Al Shabaab onto the Kenyan soil validates the importance of the government to secure the country’s borders.
The 700 kilometres security wall from Mandera in northeastern to Kiunga in the coast will be helpful in barring the Al Shabaab elements from infiltrating the country.
Mandera is situated at the Somalia border, stretching about 120 kilometres from the border point and its geographical location makes it prone to frequent terrorist attacks.
Kenya populous urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious characters to the relevant security authorities.