Kenya: Three MPs Want KDF Out of Somalia



THREE MPs and a former Deputy Prime Minister have called for the withdrawal of the Kenya Defense Forces from Somalia.

They said this will save Kenya from further al Shabaab attacks.

Former DPM Musalia Mudavadi and MPs Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Andrew Toboso (Butere) and Ayub Savula (Lugari) said the prolonged stay of the Kenyan troops in Somalia has led to frequent terror attacks in the country.

They spoke on Saturday at Ibokolo Primary School during the burial of Melisa Wameyo, mother of Mumias Sugar Company board chairman Dan Ameyo.

Washiali said the soldiers should come back and guard the country’s borders against attackers, whose intention is to create religious animosity among Kenyans.

He condemned the massacre of more than 147 people at Garissa University College by the al Shabaab.

 The legislator said he will move a motion in Parliament to recall the soldiers from Somalia.

Mudavadi said shifting the Daadab refugee camp from Kenya to Somalia will minimise terror attacks.

“The camp accommodates Somalia terrorists who disguise themselves as refugees. They use the camp as a base to collect intelligent information about Kenyan institutions and relay back to their accomplices in Somalia, who attack us flood-footedly,” he said.

“The refugees stay in the country, seek assistance from us, mingle with our people freely yet they gather information on how to lay a trap on us. They hide their true colours and plan on how to kill us. They need to move out immediately.”

Mudavadi asked the United Nations to wind up the Daadab camp systematically and relocate it to Somalia “to save Kenya from further attacks”.

The UDF leader appealed to Kenyans not to perceive the attacks as religious intolerance, saying it is the tactic of the attackers to divide Kenya along religious lines to get ease entry.

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