Kenya MP asks parliament to surmon gov’t over Janan

Kenya government should give out more explanation about why wanted Somali criminal Jubbaland minister in hiding in Mandera town, Kenyan lawmaker said.

In a private notice with ref 02/2020 which was submitted to the parliament, Omar Moalim Hassan asked the parliament to surmon Kenya defense minister over presence of a fugitive Somalia’s Jubbaland minister, Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur Janan in Mandera County.

The MP said Janan is a security threat to residents as over 100 armed militias crossed the border into Kenya.

Omar claims that Janan and his militias have been terrorising the public since January.

According to the notice, Janan has arrived on January 30 and was booked to stay at a local hotel by Kenyan security teams in Mandera.

The Mandera East MP said the minister and his troops are now settled at Border Point 1 area within his constituency, as per reported East African newspaper based in Nairobi.

“The CS has to explain measures put in place by the State to mitigate security challenges posed by the presence of the fugitive minister,” he said.

Maalim is also seeking an explanation from Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma on the role played by KDF in guarding the minister.

He wants the government to make public the legal framework under which the Jubbaland military forces were allowed in Kenya, fully armed.

“People of Mandera are under siege following the presence of this minister and his forces. Some have vacated their residences fearing bloodshed between the two factions,” he said.

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