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Mandera leaders, residents, call for lifting of curfew

By NJ Correspondent:

Leaders and residents of Mandera County want the government to end the prolonged curfew imposed on the border County.

Their call comes as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan fast approaches and weeks after Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery extended the dawn to dusk curfew for the second time.

Governor Ali Roba said the holy month comes with additional requirements and prayers that will extend to night time and there was need for locals to go about their business freely.

Speaking during the launch of Jubilee Party campaigns in Mandera on Saturday, Roba said the prolonged curfews have greatly inconvenienced local business and there was urgent need to mitigate more suffering.

Members of Parliament Mohamud Mohammed (Mandera West), Abdiaziz Farah (Mandera East) Adan Mohamed Noor (Mandera North), Shaaban Issack (Lafey),  and parliamentary aspirants Adam Ali (Mandera South) and Rtd Major Bashir Abdullahi (Mandera North) among others were present during the function.

The leaders spoke in one voice against the extended curfew.

Local activists have already moved to court to challenge the extended curfew.

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