Somalia: Kenya’s Interior Minister Visits Border Areas for Talks Over Al-Shabaab Attacks

Nairobi, Kenya — Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki Tuesday embarked on a tour of the northern counties for talks with local security and intelligence committees, leaders and residents on how to defeat terrorism.

He will visit Wajir, Mandera, and Garissa counties amid increased attacks.

He vowed to defeat al Shabaab activities in the area.

“The government shall defeat al Shabaab and all violent extremists who continue to threaten our national security and destabilise communities in Northeastern Kenya,” he said.

His visit came as gunmen raided a village in Garissa and killed one person leaving two others with serious injuries.

The gang attacked Bula Hodan’s Wagberi ward on Monday morning, police said.

Police said the incident happened in the Bulamzuri location, near the Kunaso centre.

According to witnesses, the gang arrived and started firing indiscriminately at the residents leading to the death of one Ahmed Dekow Tohow Hilowle and injuries of Liban Ali Ibrahim and Fardosa Abdiwahab Haji Yussuf.

Witnesses recounted the terrifying moments when the sound of gunshots reverberated through the usually peaceful neighbourhood, prompting people to flee for their lives.

This is the latest terror-related incident to happen in the area amid an operation to address the menace.

The terrorists have been attacking places near the Kenyan border by using guns and explosives leaving dozens dead and many injured.