Kenya: PM Odinga says we will not surrender to Al Shabaab, will continue to fight in Somalia
Garissa (RBC) The Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has vowed that Kenyan forces will not pull out from Somalia untill Al Shabaab group is defeated and that peace and stability is restored into the troubled neighbor of Somalia, RBC Radio reports.
After visiting the Garissa town where unidentified armed killed 18 people, including police officers and attacked two churches, Mr Odinga said Kenyan was not willing to surrender to Al Shabaab group of Somalia.
“Surrender is not an option for us” Raila Odinga said,
“Kenya will stand together even as al-Shabaab acts in desperation… Al-Shabaab are reacting to the progress made by our forces in Somalia. We shall stand united and in solidarity” Odinga told reporters in Garissa on Monday sending condolence message to all those who were killed in the churches attack.
He said Kenya is not interested in pulling its troops out of Somalia while the anarchy and violence were still in the neighboring country.
“Because if we leave Somalia, anarchy will set in which will spill over the borders,” he added.
The attacks on the two churches on Sunday were blamed over Al Shabaab grouop in Somalia, but the group has not publicly declared it.
Explosions and assassinations have been on rise recently in Kenya since last year when its troops have crossed the border into Somalia to fight against Al Shabaab rebels.