Kenyan authorities on Wednesday 13th January 2016 said that they have managed to install stringent security measures along their porous border with Somalia in Mandera.
An additional 100 security officers have been deployed to Elwak border town and have successfully pushed all al Shabaab elements back into Somalia.
Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia on Wednesday said that the porous Kenya-Somalia border had been secured tight with at least 100 security officers being deployed to the ground to ensure the same.
The 100 security officers draw membership from different specialized units like the Kenya Defence Forces, Paramilitary Police and the Rapid Deployment Unit who have manage to mop-up the area pushing the militants out of Kenya.
Mr. Shisia lauded the efforts of the multi-agency security team since its deployment at the beginning of the year with numerous incursions by the militants thwarted.
The operation has yielded major results following the recent arrests of the two al Shabaab food suppliers who provided food for the militia operating Lafey and Elwak localities.
The highly-specialized and intelligence-led team has increased the cooperation between the ground-team and the intelligence team to piece-up credible information that will aid in apprehending other extremist operating either within Kenya or along the border areas.
In relation to the beefed up security, earlier in the week 8 a Shabaab terror suspects were convicted to a 5-year jail term with three already in CID custody to aid in the ongoing security mop-up.
The security teams in the area have emphasized on the use of credible and thoroughly investigated intelligence especially HUMINT to uphold justice for all and especially the already victimized residents of the area.