Friday August 17, 2018
By LEWIS NYAUNDI
Mandera South MP Adan Kullow visits victims of an IED attack, August 15, 2018. /
Mandera South MP Adan Kullow has claimed that security personnel on
the Kenya-Somalia border accept bribes to allow terrorists into the
“There’s laxity along the Kenya-Somalia border. Security officers take bribes, hence, have been compromised,” he said yesterday.
further alleged bribery had delayed the Kenya-Somalia border wall,
contributing to terror attacks and radicalisation through teachings in
Al Shabaab terrorists have recently targeted cars through IEDs buried in roads and destroyed communication masts.Two
people died on Tuesday, while two others were critically injured after
their vehicle ran over an IED in Mandera. Al Shabaab was suspected.
after visiting families of victims in the Tuesday attack, Kullow
expressed dismay with security in the subcounty bordering Somalia.
Kullow said KDF officers took more than 12 hours to respond.
“The security apparatus around here is enough, but
they [personnel] are not doing enough and should team up to assist when
disasters happen,” he said.
in Mandera’s Elwak town, acting deputy county commissioner Paul Kemei
urged residents to alert agents of danger so his team can swiftly track
and stop terrorists.
Mandera South subcounty is on the border
where the government is constructing a double wall with high-tech
monitoring and security patrols.
Despite decrease in attacks, the
county still experiences terror raids. The county is under a 6pm to 6am
curfew that came into force last year.
In 2013, the government
deployed the military to Mandera to disarm both local and foreign
militia who have been terrorising residents.