Mpeketoni Killings: Opposition Demand UPDF Deployment in Kenya


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adiposity geneva;”>The terror group said they were avenging Kenya’s military activities in Somalia, where it has been hunting them down since 2011.

The opposition parties also want government apportion some financial resources in the new budget, to the terror fight in Kenya and for the other East African nations to follow suit.

While addressing journalists today in Kampala, People’s Development Party president Dr Abed Bwanika warned that leaving the fight to the Kenyan government would work a serious negative implication onto Uganda and the other nations in the region soon.

“Terrorists are gaining ground by the day and if they continue succeeding as they have done in Kenya, that means that they will succeed anywhere else in the region,” cautioned Bwanika.

“They will then terrorize Uganda as they have longed to, and then Burundi, Tanzania and Rwanda. This is not a Kenyan battle, it’s our battle as a region,” he added.

“We are therefore asking that parliament and cabinet starts considering deploying of some of our forces and financial resources to this cause.”

The National defense forces are already on similar mission against the Terror group in their home country in Somalia. The army is also running stabilization missions in South Sudan, Central African Republic and DRC.

Army spokesperson was unreachable by press time, to comment on the possibility of the Kenyan deployment.

Democratic Party also issued a similar message earlier last Monday during their weekly press conference.

Party spokesperson Mwesigwa Fred, called for a joint military effort by the rest of the region countries to save the Kenyan brothers from the heartless Al Shabaab killers.

Meanwhile, Bwanika went on to warn government that a destabilization of Kenya’s economy through these attacks would come haunting Uganda’s economy.

He also called upon the African Union and the international community especially countries with expensive expertise in combating terrorism like Israel and USA to come to the Kenya’s rescue.


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