DP Ruto hosts Mandera MCAs over security situation in the County

Written By: Hunja Macharia

Deputy President William Ruto says the security situation in Mandera County remains a matter of concern for the Government even as he called for a lasting solution to the same.

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Ruto said, “The perpetual disruption of normal life, businesses and school programmes is regrettable. Security agencies are working with the local community to restore law and order in the region.”

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He spoke in Karen after holding a consultative meeting with 38 Members of the Mandera County Assembly led by Deputy Speaker Farah Abdi Abdinoor, Majority Leader Abdi Adan Ali and Minority Leader Jimale Abdi Hassan.

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His remarks come amid growing tension in the area after Mandera Governor Ali Roba claimed that Al shabaab has taken control of the County.

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Roba said the militia group was planning something serious adding that some schools had failed to reopen as security of pupils and teachers is not guaranteed.

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Roba’s claims were however dismissed by the Ministry of Interior which insisted that security officers were on the ground and in control of the regions security situation.


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