Kenya: Don’t Withdraw KDF Toops From Somalia, Kembi Tells Government

Murang’a Senator Kembi Gitura has asked the government to ignore calls by a section of political leaders to withdraw the Kenya Defence Forces from Somalia.

He said those calling for the removal of troops do not understand the dynamics of terrorism.

“The army only went in pursuit of the [al Shabaab] bandits because they were wreaking havoc in our country and would have increased their attacks if the soldiers had not pursued them,” Kembi said.

He was speaking at Mukuyu estate in Murang’a town on Monday while condoling a family that lost a daughter in Last Thursday’s Garissa University College terror attack. Kembi urged the public to support the security forces.

“We do not know exactly how many attacks have been thwarted by the police so we should not be quick to condemn them,” he said.

He urged the government to persist in its anti-terror fight.

Meanwhile, speaking to the Star on the phone, Governor Mwangi Wairia yesterday said his administration will provide financial support to Murang’a victims of the attack.