Parliament approves KDF deployment to Northern regions
President Uhuru Kenyatta has received approval from Parliament to deploy the Kenya Defence Forces(KDF) to deal with insecurity in Marsabit Turkana, West Pokot and Samburu counties. KDF mandate will be to restore peace and security, avert further loss of life and property in these areas. Cabinet Secretary Interior Joseph Ole-Lenku also warned about the radicalisation of youth in other parts of the country, “We have reports that some religious leaders are trying to radicalize youths and use them to create unrest.”
Ole-Lenku said that he will visit various parts of the country for a series of peace building meetings with leaders from regions where there is conflict as part of the Government’s long-term strategy to fight crime and establish lasting security, ““Our security agents have managed to restore security in some of these regions such as Moyale, Turkana and Pokot, but we will remain vigilant,” He assured Kenyans that the government is serious in protection of life and property of citizens.
The government as has also banned wearing of clothes that resemble police or military uniforms to ensure criminals do not camouflage as security agents.