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Friday, December 12, 2014

Tana Delta leaders want Somalia border shut

(Medeshi)- Tana Delta leaders yesterday urged the government to seal the Kiunga-Somalia border if it is committed to stopping terror attacks.

Garsen MP Ibrahim Sane said the porous border is the only entry point for the terror gangs into the country.

Speaking in Garsen during the launch of a scholarship programme, Sane told the government to dispatch more security forces at the border to help in surveillance and stop any suspicious characters from entering the country.

He told residents to report any suspicious people who seek refuge in their homes through the Nyumba Kumi initiative.

“We need more security, especially at Kiunga border. We appreciatre KDF soldiers are everywhere, but they are not enough at the entry points," Sane said.

“You should adapt Nyumba Kumi to build peace. Tana Delta and the larger Tana River county residents are innocent, but hide suspects."

Tana Delta deputy county commissioner Mike Kimoko said security has been beefed up in the entire county following threats of fresh ethnic violence.

Kimoko said there are rumors that there could be attacks similar to those in 2012.

“The government has put in place measures of security all over the sub county. We have received reports that there are suspicious people and officers are on high alert because of the ongoing war against al Shabaab and MRC," he said.
Source - The Star