Kenyatta Determined to Stop Birth of Boko Haram-like Insurgency in Kenya



Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has decided to boost spendings on security in order to prevent the development of a goup similar to the Nigerian #BokoHaram sect in the country.

He said he's determined to eradicate al-qaeda linked militants in order to achieve this goal.

Read excerpt from Blomberg:

Kenya is determined to do whatever it takes to eradicate al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia to prevent East Africa’s biggest economy from becoming enmeshed in fighting a Nigeria-type insurgency, President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

The government is boosting spending on security after decades of “severe underinvestment” and wants to work more closely with the international community to help defeat the threat posed by terrorism, Kenyatta, 52, said in an interview on Aug. 2 at State House in the capital, Nairobi.

He rejected calls by opposition leader Raila Odinga for the withdrawal of Kenyan forces from Somalia because he said it may lead to an onslaught similar to the one by Boko Haram militants in northeast #Nigeria.

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