Kenyan government to deploy additional police reservists along Kenya-Somalia border

The Kenyan government is set to deploy at least one thousand additional police reservists along the Kenya-Somalia border in Wajir County as efforts to counter violent extremism intensify.

North eastern regional coordinator regional Mohammed Birik says the process of training the police reservists has been concluded and the officers are now properly equipped.

Additional police reservists will also be deployed along the Kenya Somalia border to complement security agencies.

The Al-shabaab militia has often taken advantage of the porous Kenya-Somalia border to gain entry into the country to launch terrorist attacks with often fatal consequences

The government has now vowed to enhance surveillance along the border and the frontier counties to ensure security for residents in those Counties.

As part of efforts to enhance cohesion among security agents and local communities, authorities in the area have launched sporting activities in the Northern part of Kenya frontier counties of Garissa, Mandera and Wajir as a way of building trust among the two groups.

Youth drawn from the region will square it out in a football contest against security agents in a match that seeks to build bridges between the two groups.

North eastern regional coordinator Mohammed Birik is at the same time urging parents to be more proactive in efforts aimed at containing radicalization