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Senator: No need to withdraw KDF from Somalia

11 April 2015, 09:13 Joseph Njung’eh

Murang'a - Murang’a Senator, Kembi Gitura has castigated those who are calling for withdrawal of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) from Somalia.

Kembi said it is not the right time for the government to recall the forces from the war-torn country claiming that by doing so, Kenya will be more prone to attacks from the terrorists.

Speaking Friday in Murang’a town when he was giving his condolence to two families who lost their children in the Garissa attack, the Senator said the government took a precise move when it deployed its forces to Somalia to wipe out the Al Shabaab militia.

“If Kenyan troops didn’t go to Somalia, cases of terrorists attackers in this country would be numerous, and that’s why am supporting the existence of the forces in the neighbouring country until the militia group is totally neutralised,” said Kembi who is also Senate deputy speaker.

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He said Kenyans should be united to defeat the terrorists’ attacks by providing intelligence information to security officers.

“If all Kenyans are well united, am sure will be in a better position to defeat efforts of these evil people who are posing threat to innocent Kenyans,” he further noted.

The Senator however divulged that one of the major causes of terrorism is corruption which allows terrorists to infiltrate the country and perpetuate their attacks.

He noted that the government has shown a resolve to fight corruption and asked Kenyans to support President Uhuru Kenyatta in his bid to alleviate the menace.

Kembi further condemned the Garissa attack where more than 100 learners were killed saying the incident was unfortunate as the country has lost important members of the society.

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