Leaders from North Eastern Kenya have asked the government to contain the mounting insecurity in the region following the latest terror attack targeting

Mandera governor Ali Roba. Three people were left dead and several others injured in the attack on the governor’s convoy that was immediately claimed by Somali based Al Shabaab militia group. The governor escaped unhurt after his convoy was hit by a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) but the attack left him shaken, this being the fifth attempt on his live. One person was killed and three injured by unknown gunmen, a reason that has forced local leaders to call for immediate action from the government NEP leaders led by Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow criticized the government for failing to curb the runaway insecurity saying it had neglected North Eastern region as the matter is not given the attention it deserves. Addressing the media, he noted that the region is regarded as if not part of the country thus making it an easy prey for terrorist attacks.

“We feel that the government is treating Mandera as if it is not part of Kenya, if the government has thrown in the towel in the fight against terrorism it should tell us. We will not allow it to mortgage Mandera” he said. The senator said he has on numerous occasions called for the deployment of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) along the Kenya-Somalia border an area he says is being used by the terrorists as an entry point but his appeal has fallen on deaf ears.


 

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