The mission in Somalia is still on, president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta said. This comes after a section of MPs said they want Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) to pull out of Somalia following the raid at EL-Adde, which claimed unknown number of soldiers’ lives.
President Kenyatta said that pulling out of Somalia is like telling the world that Kenya has failed and terrorism has won. And that this will make it obvious that those KDF soldiers who have lost their lives in this conflict died for nothing. Kenya cannot allow this to happen!
Three presidents whose countries are battling terrorism, president Kenyatta of Kenya, president Buhari of Nigeria, and president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud of Somalia met yesterday and discussed ways of defeating terrorism and their commitment towards peace in their countries.
The president of Kenya vowed to continue pursuing the terrorists from their hideout until the Somalia would be strong enough to stand on its own. He said that Kenya will only be safe if peace and stability is fully experienced in the horn of Africa.
Their Somalia counterpart said that his country is in debt to Kenyans who have lost their lives during the struggle to liberate his country from terror menace. He showed his commitment to make sure that all known terror cells in Somalia are eliminated.
According to the Nigerian president Mohammadu Buhari, the issue of Boko Haram is till rampant in some part s of the country, but with military action in those regions, the country is moving towards peace and at the long run the terrorist will have nowhere to run or hide.
It is about ten days since the terrorists raided a KDF camp in Somalia and only a handful of information is out concerning that rundown and still the military has not released the findings. KDF families affected have only been promised to be informed of the proceedings but as they continue waiting, the more the anxiety.