Withdraw KDF from Somalia, MP tells Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been asked to withdraw Kenya’s solders from Somali, over a eight years after the country’s Linda Nchi operation was launched, Havisasa reported.

In 2011, the then President Mwai Kibaki deployed soldiers to Somalia where they were expected to pursue Al-Shabaab militants who had terrorised the country’s borders.

Two years later, the soldiers were absorbed by the African Union and have since been keeping peace in parts of Jubaland and Lower Shebelle region.

But former Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire says the country should withdraw from Somalia, arguing that their presence does not add value to the country.

Instead, Bosire adds, soldiers should be stationed at border points to prevent external aggression from enemies of the country.

“Has been a wrong step ab initio, and that led me to collide with the government and the president in parliament. By the way, was one of the reasons for whistling in the chambers,” he said.

“The soldiers should be stationed at the border. Kenya is not at war with Somalia. We must protect borders instead of staying within a foreign country,” he added.

In 2016, Bosire was among MPs who whisled within Parliament when President Uhuru Kenyatta was making a State of the Nation address.

On Monday, Chief of Defense Forces General Samson Mwathethe maintained that Kenya will continue contributing troops for peace keeping missions.

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