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US to blame for recent Alshabaab terror attacks in Kenya, UDA MP

UDA MP blames the US after armed militants kill five in a night raid and the recent wave of Alshabaab attacks in Kenya.

Wajir North Member of Parliament (MP) Ibrahim Abdi Saney on Monday, June 25, alleged that the recent increase in terrorist attacks in Kenya was partially the fault of the United States. 

Speaking during an interview with K24, Saney faulted the US for not listing al Shabaab as a terror group a day after the group was suspected to have killed five people in Salama Village in Lamu County.

He also cautioned the government of President William Ruto to exercise caution while dealing with Somalia, claiming that the country was a significant trading partner.

“In as much as we blame our government, why is the US not profiling the al Shabaab as a terrorist organization? We have seen them repeatedly fail to do so,” he stated.

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) elected MP made the remarks a day after suspected terrorists raided a village in Lamu County killing five people and razing several houses to the ground.

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Saney explained that with the help of the US, Kenya stood a chance to obliterate the terrorist group that has afflicted the country for decades.

The MP further argued that Kenya had demonstrated that it possessed the power and will to fight the extremists and only needed support from global powers.

He reiterated that the decision by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki to reopen the Kenya-Somali border was timely.

“I believe opening up those borders was a good decision and Kenyan locals near the border have taken up the challenge,” he stated.

In particular, he noted that residents from his constituency were committed to playing their part in making sure al Shabaab did not use the open border to infiltrate Kenya

“We need to be patient to tap benefits from Somalia because the country has potential that is untapped,” he added.

His remarks came two days after President William Ruto insisted that opening the Somalia border was a smart move.

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