By: Ahmed Mohamed
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Kenya is planning to deploy more troops along the Somalia border to deter the militant group Al-Shabaab.
“We are ready to employ 150 KPRs within this month because we want to have a secure Mandera so that people can go on with their daily business uninterrupted,” Mr Ruto said.
The officials pointed out that the establishment of border command centre along the borders has boosted surveillance.
His comments come a week after Al-Shabaab raided a chief’s homestead in Omar Jilliow at night and shot him dead.
The militant group earlier vowed launch more attacks on Kenyans following Kenya’s move to send troops to Somalia in 2011.
Al-Shabaab which wants to overthrow Somalia’s internationally-backed and AU-protected government, has lost much territory in Somalia but continues to launch attacks on military bases, government offices and popular hotels.