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Flush out militants living in Lamu's Ras Mboni forest

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It has been reported that there are over 300 Al Shabaab militants in Ras Mboni forest, Lamu County, who are living there with their families.

What I do not understand is that Kenya sent soldiers to Somalia, who have proved to the world they are the best in Africa, yet there is a militia group terrorising innocent Kenyans within their country.

Many people in Lamu County are living in fear. Some have run away from their homes and farms for fear of being attacked by the militia group.

Lamu County is doing nothing about the threat. The county security commandant and his team say they cannot pursue Al Shabaab militants since their is no communication network in Ras Mboni forest.

I wonder why security officers are sitting pretty as they watch people in Lamu County being terrorised day and night?

Why can’t the Government use helicopters and drones to flush out the terror gang from Mboni forest? Are the helicopters and drones there for show or to protect us?

Kenya security department has been allocated a lot of money and I wonder why the Government has not mandated the Kenya Defence Forces to pursue the militia group into the forest. Are you awaiting to see hundreds killed before you take action?

If the Government sent KDF soldiers to Somalia, which is very far away, then it is easy to deploy troops into Mboni forest to flush out Al Shabaab militants.

Most people with farms near Mboni forest have fled while others spend their nights in the cold. Our farms have been ravaged by wild animals. We need help and a permanent solution to this threat.

Media have reported several times how the militia group raids villages in northern Lamu County, but nothing has been done so far by the Interior Ministry. Is the Government serious about protecting the lives of its citizens?

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