Uhuru Kenyata Paid surprise visit to Somalia

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.

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The author is a senior freelance journalist based Somali capital Mogadishu