President Uhuru Kenyatta made a surprise visit to Somalia to see the Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission at Dhobley town that is located only view kilometers from Somalia and Kenyan border on Saturday officials said on Sunday.
The kenyan Commander-in-Chief, Uhuru Kenyata who was dressed in full military gear, thanked the troops for their sacrifice and service to their motherland according to Kenyan based newspaper THE STAR.
“Your being here in Somalia has saved many lives, and for that Kenyans will forever be indebted to you. Your presence here has at least freed people of the fear of Al Shabaab,” President Kenyatta said.
The Dhobley Military Camp is the headquarters of the AMISOM, a nerve centre and a log base for the UN.
Captain Hassan Adan, a Somali military commander in Dhobley town told Mareeg media over the phone that there were security lockdown in the town during Kenyan president visit.
Kenyan troops serving under African union mission in Somalia AMISOM are fighting against Somali based al-Qaeda affiliated group of al-shabaab.