Withdraw KDF from Somalia, Wetangula urges Uhuru

Following the recent terror attack,NASA co-principle Moses Wetangula has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to rescind his decision and withdraw Kenyan security forces from the war tone Somalia.

Wetangula said Kenyans are suffering at the expense of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) being in Somalia and therefore, the troops should be withdrawn to man Kenyan boarders.

Kenya deployed it’s troops to Somalia in 2011, in an effort to restore calm and flash out al-Shabaab militants from Somalia. “We want to urge the president to rethink of the need of continued engagement in Somalia and see whether it’s worthwhile or not to have our troops in Somalia,” said Wetangula. We need to defend our nation from within not from outside,” he added..

Wetangula remarks comes in the wake of DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi where 21 people were killed during the Tuesday, January 15, attack. The Ford Kenya party leader made the remarks on the sidelines of Ford Kenya party delegates meeting in Mombasa during a press conference at Tamarind hotel.

However, the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) has ruled out the withdrawal of KDF soldiers from Somalia over recent terrorist attack in Nairobi.

“Security of a country is sensitive and should not be a matter of political or public debates, Withdrawal of troops from Somalia needs a very collaborative approach without rushing to it,” said the council”s Secretary General Shaikh Khalifa.

The Imams termed security matters as sensitive calling on politicians and Kenyans to stop unnecessary debate on withdrawal of soldiers under the Africa union Mission from Somalia.



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