The leadership of the North Eastern and Lamu counties visited Wajir town to deliberate on the security situation in the border counties between Kenya and Somalia.
To prepare ourselves for the current border security challenges, it was vital to reconsider the security strategy and to come together as the county authorities and security agencies.
As the political and administrative leaders of the region, we converged to strategize against regional security threats like terrorism and to make other suggestions to counter extremism and radicalization.
𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 the leaders of Kenya-Somalia Borderline Counties recognize the need to speak with one voice on behalf of their respective electorates.
𝐖𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 there is a need to collect and collate data to create a shared understanding of the threats and risks that will inform security intervention.
𝐖𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦 on the need to upscale investment in local community security to supplement the existing security measures to serve as a deterrence.
𝐖𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐳𝐞 on the need to implement human rights compliance training for security personnel to reduce violation of human rights.
𝐖𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 to engage key actors ranging from the national security agencies, representative of the Borderline Leadership, community, and international institutions.
𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 the KSBC leadership group proposal calls for coordination, collaboration, and building amongst all.