Alert as Ethiopian forces enter Kenya take over police post

Policemen attached to North Horr push their vehicle after its engine failed to start on November 4, 2013. Kenyan security agencies have been put on high alert after about 50 heavily-armed Ethiopian soldiers and police officers crossed the border and reportedly took over a police station. FILE PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Police said the incident at Illeret Police Station in North Horr came just a week after surveyors had completed demarcating the Kenya-Ethiopia border.
  • They are said to have gone to inspect the border and a lake. They, however, admitted that the Kenyan Government was not aware of their presence. But they vowed to return.
  • The Kenya Defence Forces spokesman, Colonel David Obonyo, said they were not aware of the incident.

Kenyan security agencies have been put on high alert after about 50 heavily-armed Ethiopian soldiers and police officers crossed the border and reportedly took over a police station.

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