Kenya urged to withdraw its troops from Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali lawmakers have called on the federal government to take urgent action against Kenyan troops to prevent civilian deaths.
A Somali MP Ahmed Fiqi says it was painful for the country to watch as Kenyan soldiers murdered civilians in Somalia.
Hon. Fiqi also accused Kenyan forces of destroying communication infrastructure belonging to private companies in Somalia.
MP Dahir Amin Jesow under urged Somali government to take urgent action against Kenyan troops under African Union mission in Somalia.
Jesow also called Kenyan forces to limit itself to its patrolling duties and on combat against al Qaeda linked al Shabaab.
Kenyan forces were accused of rape and extra-judicial killings near Kenyan border along Somalia.
The Kenyan troops with African Union mission destroyed communication infrastructure belonging to two companies valued nearly $2.5 million for the last 7 years in Somalia.
Last month, a new parliamentary report has said the Kenyan troops smashed Hormud and Somtel telecom equipments, which valued at $ 2, 493,410 between 2012 and 2019.
Kenya sent its soldiers into Somalia in 2011 to thwart deadly cross-border attacks by Al Shabaab.
Nairobi also has constructed a security wall along the Somalia border to deter attacks from the Somalia-based terror group of al-Shabaab.
The Al Qaeda inked Al Shabaab has carried out similar attacks in Somalia and neighboring state of Kenya, leaving dozens dead.