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    Kenya deploys more security forces along its border with Somalia

    Kenyan government has deployed thousands of its security forces along its border with Somalia as part of efforts to avert al-Shabaab attacks inside the East Africa nation.

    The country’s defense minister, Adan Barre Duale who was addressing the Departmental Committee on Defence, Intelligence and Foreign Relations Committee to defend the ministry budget for the Financial Year 2023/24, the country implemented more measure to bolster security in Kenya.

    According to the Defense ministry has confirmed that Kenya constructed 14 fully equipped Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) along the Kenya-Somalia border ahead of the planned drawdown of Kenya Defence Forces from Somalia.

    “We are fully committed that when the drawdown from the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) comes, we are secure as a country by ensuring that when al-Shabaab feels the heat of the Somalia Security Forces, they don’t come to find refuge in Kenya,” Duale said.

    He said the ministry has a tradition of being cost-effective and doing projects within the shortest time possible, saying the ministry remains committed to undertaking government projects in support of civil authorities.

    Duale sought the support of Parliament to provide adequate budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Defence to facilitate its ongoing expansion and modernization efforts to enhance the force posture of the Kenya Defence Forces.

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