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Mandera residents ask for curfew review as Governor lauds County Security arrangement

By NJ Correspondent:

Residents of Mandera County now want the government to review the timing of a curfew imposed in the area recently to curb rising cases of insecurity.

Local leaders and elders made the calls during this year’s Jamhuri day celebrations at Moi Stadium citing inconveniences to the local people and massive losses recorded by businesses especially in Mandera town.

County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said he will take up the matter with Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery.

In his address, Mandera Governor Ali Roba said security measures put in place by his administration in collaboration with the National government has not only boosted security locally but was also attracting attention from other counties who now want to follow suit.

“We have given police reservists better terms and equipped them in collaboration with security agencies helping improve security, that is why other counties are coming here to find out more on this kind of arrangement” said Roba.

The Governor highlighted his administration’s achievements asked locals to re-elect him to office in the coming elections based on his development record.

Meanwhile Al Shabaab militants have destroyed communication masts in the County’s Dabasity town in an overnight raid.

The militants who also briefly took over neighboring Elwak Somalia have previously carried out such attacks in the County.



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