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Cross-border meetings revived after Shabaab attacks in Wajir

Storyline:Security, World


Wajir County Commissioner Jacob Narengo has said that the county security team will revive the joint cross-border meetings between communities living in Kenya and neighbouring Somalia in a bid to combat increased cases of violent extremism.

Wajir County has experienced five terror attacks in the past three months, the highest record in recent months.

On Monday, a team of security officers who were on a routine foot patrol in Kutulo escaped unhurt after a home-made bomb that had been planted along Tarbaj-Kutulo road exploded.


“In the light of the recent Al-Shabaab attacks in Wajir County, we’ve decided as the county security team to re-strategise by use of elders and communities living in areas most affected by the attacks,” he said. Trabajo and Wajir East sub-counties have experienced a spike in Shabaab attacks in the last few months.