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Sunday, 04 Jun 2017 12:40 EAT
Matungulu MP Stephen Mule has renewed the call on the Kenya government to withdraw Kenyan troops from neighbouring country Somalia.
Speaking at a burial ceremony of an Administration Police officer who died in Mandera after their vehicles hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in a convoy of Mandera governor Ali Roba, Mr Mule urged cabinet secretaries Joseph Nkaissery and Rachael Omamo to kick off the process for the Kenyan troops to return home.
The MP said the two officials, responsible respectively for internal security and defence, should provide an assessment of what it would take to bring the soldiers home and have them deployed to protecting Kenyans within the country's borders.
"It is so sad to lose such a young man. I am calling on Nkaissery and Omamo to have our troops pulled out of Somalia. We can't be keeping peace in a foreign land when domestically we are losing precious lives," said Mr Mule, who said yesterday's burial was the sixth in his constituency for a policeman who had died from terror-related deaths.
The MP asked his constituents to vote out the Jubilee government so that the opposition can take over power and pull the troops from Somali.
He further cautioned youths to desist from being used by politicians to cause political unrest saying that whoever will be caught will face consequences.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press