Kenya threatens to pull troops out of Somalia

Soldiers at the burial of their colleague, Wesley Sirikwo, at Lelmokwo, Nandi County, on February 3, 2016. The President has defended the Kenya Defence Forces from accusations by a team of UN investigators that they were engaging in illegal activities. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The President also defended the Kenya Defence Forces from accusations by a team of UN investigators that they were engaging in illegal activities.
  • As part of Amisom, Kenya has 3,664 troops in Sector 2 of the Mission, which is under the African Union, but is technically a UN mission. Kenyan troops are in lower and middle Juba.

Kenya may withdraw its troops from Somalia if the international community does not plug funding gaps for the operation, President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned.

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