June 27, 2022

Kenya Is Imposing A Nighttime Curfew In The Northern Region Amid Uncertainty


Nairobi, May 3 | The Kenyan Government Has Imposed A Month-long Night Curfew And Security Operations In Marsabit County In The North Of The Country To Enhance  Disarmament Drills Amid Rising Insecurity. The Border Between Kenya And Ethiopia Will Also Be Affected By The  Dawn Curfew, The Xinhua News Agency Reports. He Told Reporters In Nairobi, 

The Kenyan Capital. Matiang’i Said That On 6 P.6 A.The Curfew, Which Will Initially Last  30 Days With An Option To Extend, Is Being Implemented In Conjunction With A Disarmament Exercise Targeting Illegal Weapons And Ammunition. The Official Said The Government Mobilized Enough Personnel For The Operation Last Week And They Are Already In Matiang’i, Said 

The Operation Could Be Extended Until They Cleared Out The Illegal Weapons That Were Wreaking Havoc There And Made Some For The Insecurity In The Area Has Left Leaders  Arming Their Militias From Their Clans. He Said Special Forces Are Among Those On The Ground Conducting The Operation To Also Target Komu Sub-district, Merti, In Isiolo And Parts Of Sololo Near 

The Affect Border. This Comes Amid Fears That Some Terrorist Groups Are Using The Area As A Route To Transport Their Weapons For Attacks On Other Locations, Such As The Capital, Nairobi.“The Safety Challenges At Marsabit Have Been By Far  The Most Costly In Our Country In Recent Memory. You Know The Lives Of The Leaders And Our Ordinary Citizens 

That We Have Lost As A Result Of These Challenges,” He Said. “We In The Security Industry Expect Losses From These Challenges Almost Every Day. We Will Remain In This Operation Until Sanity Prevails And Until We Stop The Senseless Loss Of Life In This County,” Matiang’i Added. The Government Had Given  Locals Three Months  To Find A Solution Or Launch An Operation  In The Larger County.But The Attacks Continue. On April 28, 

Six People Were Killed And Four Injured In An Ambush By Armed Men In Laisamis. “The Situation Is Aggravated By  Expansionism, Drought, Rugged And Vast Terrain, And The Proliferation Of Weapons Slipping Through Porous Borders. Political Instability And Problems In Neighboring Countries Are Also Facilitating Access To Arms,” ​​Matiang’i Said. Hundreds Have Been Killed And Thousands Displaced During Inter-communal Clashes In Northern Kenya Between The Pastoral Communities Of Borana And Garba, 

Who Live  On The Ethiopian Border. People In Recent Months In Retaliatory Attacks Linked To Rivalry Over Pasture And Cattle Rustling.

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