Kenya to deploy 1,000 soldiers to Kenya-Somali border
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Kenya’s government will be deploying additional police soldiers to its border along Somalia, to thwart cross-border attacks by Al Shabaab.
Kenya’s north eastern regional coordinator Mohammed Birik says one thousand additional police reservists would be dispatched to Kenyan border along Somalia.
Mohamed says the soldiers would boost efforts to counter violent extremism, amid rising attacks carried out by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.
“The process of training the police reservists has been concluded and the officers are properly equipped”, he said.
He added that the additional soldiers will be deployed to frontier counties of Garissa, Mandera and Wajir.
The Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab has often taken advantage of the porous Kenya-Somalia border to gain entry into the country to launch terrorist attacks with often fatal consequences.