NGO WANTS KDF BACK IN KENYA.

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Former presidential aspirant and leader of Women Empowerment Kenya Organisation Truphena Moraa Ochwangi together with her lawyer David Ayuo leaving Milimani Law Court after filing a case seeking the removal of Kenya Defense Forces from Somalia on Monday August 7,2012 /PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY SAM ALFAN.

A civil Society group championing women rights have moved to court seeking the removal of Kenya Defense Forces from Somalia.

Women Empowerment Kenya claims that the entry into Somalia by Kenyan troops has prompted numerous attack and loss of lives that the county is facing today.

“Before the invasion of Somalia by Kenyan troops, there was no terror attack in the county, “claims the women group.

Through its leader Truphena Moraa Ochwangi, says that the decision to invade Somalia seems to have backfired with terrorist attack rising in nine –fold, compared to the four years preceding it.

She claims that no one is safe since there is constant fear of an attack by Al-shabab.

She claims that the AG failed to provide proper advice to the Government on the legality of the Kenyan Defense Forces operations in Somalia adding that the Ministry of Defense overstepped its mandate by sending troops to a foreign territory without justification.

Further she argues that the United Nations Kenyan Forces to enter a sovereign territory in contravention of International Law and Order.

“It worries that only Kenya faces attacks by Al-shabab in the Eastern Africa region yet Somalia borders other countries. “Claims Truphena.

She claims that the Kenya will be free from terrorist attacks and radicalization of our youths if the soldiers are withdrawn from Somalia.

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