Raila promises open Kenya-Somalia border if elected


NAIROBI – Raila said that the border will be opened to enable business flow between the two countries.


“We shall put in place all that is required to ensure operations at this border so that we can freely interact with our Somalia brothers,” he said.

The Azimio presidential candidate who was accompanied by his running mate Martha Karua and among other leaders promised to ensure security improves in Mandera and in the larger North Eastern Region.

The region has continued to suffer attacks from Somalia based al Shabaab militants.

The latest incident was on Thursday when armed militants stopped a bus coming into Mandera and lectured passengers for at least two hours.

Raila said he had stood with the region for decades noting that he has always meant good for North eastern.

The former Prime minister said his government will focus on improving infrastructure in the region so as to open it up to the rest of the country.

He cited the ongoing construction of the Horn of Africa getaway project that cuts through Isiolo, Wajir ending up in Mandera through Elwak town.

For Mandera, the ODM leader said his government will construct the Mandera-Takaba-Moyale road to ease the cost of doing business.

Source: The Star


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