KDF deployed to quell Wajir-Mandera clashes


The government has deployed
the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)
to man five major roads in
Mandera and Wajir counties
where violence has led to at
least 18 deaths.
In a Gazette notice dated May 22,
Defence Cabinet Secretary
Raychelle Omamo announced
the soldiers will “support” the
police in guarding the main
highways but will be given more
roles depending on the
“A notice is given that on 21st
May 2014, the Kenya Defence
Forces are deployed in support
of the National Police Service in
response to the security
emergency in Mandera County,”
Ms Omamo announced.
The Defence Ministry added that
the KDF will perform duties
“including but not limited to
securing main roads…”
These roads include the
Garissa-Thika-Nairobi highway,
Nairobi, Mandera-Elwak-
Modogashe-Isiolo-Nairobi road,
Nairobi and the Garissa-Hola-
Nairobi highway.
(READ: 18 feared dead in Wajir-
Mandera clashes)
It means the military will patrol a

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