Garissa Governor Nathif Jama has called on residents of Garissa County to support the government in enhancing border security once it is reopened.
Speaking at Dadaab primary school play grounds in Dadaab sub county, Jama while welcoming the re-opening the border said that residents have an integral role to play to ensure that security is maintained.
The government closed the border in 2009 citing security reasons and smuggling of contraband goods. Efforts by local leaders to have the same re-opened have time and again proved futile.
However while campaigning ahead of last elections in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties, President William Ruto had promised to reopen the border.
Jama however warned those with the intention of smuggling in goods saying residents should be on the forefront in identifying such people and reporting them to the relevant authorities.