Plan to build wall on Somalia border on course, insists CS
Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery has maintained that the government will not rescind its plan to build a wall between Kenya and Somalia border in a bid to keep off al Shabaab militants who have been attacking Kenya.
He said should the wall affect diplomatic relations between the two countries, the government would consider bringing down part of the wall, once peace is restored in Somalia.
“The wall will remain in place as long as there is instability in Somalia but once peace is restored, we will consider, in consultation with the Somali government to bring the wall down,” he said.
The wall would also help check the flow of contraband goods to Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps estimated at Sh1 billion. “We have to control who comes in to Kenya.
We all know that terrorists are into conventional therefore we need to channel them to particular entry points so that we can see and vet them. By putting up this barrier, I think we’ll secure the country,” said the CS.
Nkaissery, however, disclosed that the National Security Council (NSC) was yet to determine what type of wall would be constructed or its location along the border.