President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has called upon the Kenyans to work together with the country’s security organs and fight terrorism. Kenya has faced many attacks from the Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia.
The most recent was in Mombasa where suspected Al-Shabaab attacked a church in Likoni district, shot people and left many severely wounded.
Speaking to members of the Eastleigh Business Community on Friday, President Kenyatta said his government has entered into a pact with the Kenyan Somali Community to play an active role in combating terrorism threats in the country.
Kenyatta who was accompanied with his deputy, Mr William Ruto discussed about the insecurity in the country and region at large.
“Terrorism targeting innocent Kenyans must stop,” Kenyatta said.
“We have therefore agreed that the top leadership of our security organs will start working with a task force involving businessmen, youth, women and religious leaders from the Kenyan Somali community, that will be instrumental in identifying those involved in criminal activities,” he added.
Last year, in September, the Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi which is consists of the High class people in Kenya killing hundreds and leaving many more severely injured.
The terrorists have vowed to attack Uganda and Kenya if they don’t remove their forces in Somalia on behalf of the African Union peacekeeping mission.