Security beefed at Kenya-Somalia border
Written By:Emmanuel Kola , Posted: Fri, May 02, 2008
Security personnel in Mandera town and its environs have been put on high alert following the increasing numbers of refugees entering the country from war torn Somalia.
Mandera East DC Naftali Mungathia says the government has deployed security officers along the Kenya Somalia border amid escalating fighting in Somalia’s Bulla Hawa region about two kilometrers from Mandera town.
Addressing the security officers in Mandera town, Mungathia urged the officers to stamp out banditry along the common border of Kenya and Somalia.
He said that the government was vigilant to ensure that illegal firearms did not enter into the country.
He also asked members of the public to volunteer information about suspicious individuals to help prevent incursions by militia from Somalia.
There has been increasing unrest in Somalia with US warplanes killing an Islamist rebel leader Thursday.
Sources said the US bombing of Dusamareb in central Somalia killed Al Qaeda’s leader in Somalia Aden Hashi Ayro and 30 other people.