Kenya to Reopen Somalia's Mandera Border After 12-Year Closure

Kenya and Somalia officials have endorsed the phased reopening of three border posts between the two countries over a 90-day period. The border points located in Garissa, Mandera, and Lamu counties were closed under former President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration in 2011 as a result of increased attacks by the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militants.

Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki and his Somalia counterpart Mohamed Ahmed Sheikh made the announcement after high-level consultations in Nairobi. The move is part of the efforts to enhance cross-border cooperation and bilateral ties between Kenya and Somalia.

They also discussed plans to establish modern and secure border infrastructure to facilitate ease of trade, mobility, and movement of people.


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