Somalia: Kenyan Opposition Figure Wants Troops Pulled Out of Somalia

Kenyan opposition figure Raila Odinga has called on the Government to work on a strategy to pull Kenyan troops out of Somalia as a way to curb increasing insecurity crisis facing the country.

Speaking during the annual Devolution Conference in the western city of Kisumu, Raila said that the opposition will support the efforts by the Kenyatta Government to deal with terrorism.

“I am not saying we pull out troops out of Somalia right now, but we should agree on an exit strategy,” said Raila,

He appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to crack whip on insecurity saying some issues were not being handled in the right way.

 Raila wondered why it took over six hours to transport anti-terror squad to Garissa University on the day when Al Shabaab killed over 148 people in the April 2 dawn attack.

He however did not comment on the construction of the Kenya-Somalia border wall which several opposition leaders have been campaigning against.

Kenya sent its troops to Somalia on October 2011 saying its halting group attacks inside its rich tourism sector in coastal region.

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