Kenya will not disclose number of soldiers killed in Somalia, committee tells Cord

NAIROBI, KENYA: Joint Committee on Security on Thursday termed opposition’s call for withdrawal of KDF soldiers from Somalia as unpatriotic and hypocritical terming CORD leaders Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab sympathisers.
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Kenya will not disclose number of soldiers killed in Somalia, committee tells Cord

The Committee also said state will not give figures of KDF soldiers who have died or injured in Somalia saying that it is a matter of national security. “Kenya is under obligation of AU and UN to continue serving in Somalia and until AU asks them to withdraw,  they will continue serving in Somalia,” said Asman Kamama, Committee Chair National Security.

In an interview with AFP, opposition leader Raila Odinga accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of terror attacks and has warned of mounting internal ethnic tensions. He said the east African nation was now in a state of permanent anxiety because of attacks by Somalia