Early in April, the Kenya was hit by one of the most serious attack orchestrated by the Al-Shabaab terror group that is based in Somalia. The April, 2 attack on the Garissa University College claimed the lives of 148 people. The April, 2 events have since triggered a series of actions by the Kenyan government some short term and other long term.
The East African country has decided to put up a perimeter security wall that will completely separate the two countries with specific entry and exit points. Kenya has adopted the America-Mexico Wall as a model in the perimeter wall construction
The 440-mile perimeter security wall will, cut across four counties (Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Lamu and will) and will completely separate and is projected to be complete by the end of the year.
The security wall will be made of a series of concrete barriers, ditches, fences and surveillance positions that will be monitored by the Kenyan military. It will be installed with CCTV that will overlook the wall at intervals running from the Indian Ocean to where both countries meet with Ethiopia.
Construction of the security wall has already kicked off at Lamu which is among the most vulnerable border points where the militia and smugglers enter freely from the inhabited Indian Ocean Islands.
The perimeter security wall between Kenya and Somalia is very necessary and a legitimate endeavor by the Kenyan government to keep her citizenry safe and secure. The wall will shield border residents from the regular and deadly attacks they have suffered in the past.
The wall exists and entry point will serve as a reconnaissance positions to monitor the good entering the country and therefore reducing smuggling of arms and other contraband in the country as well as curbing illegal immigration.