Kenyan MPs’ trip to Somalia amid tension near Mandera border

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Tirinta maalmaha uga harsan xafiiska Madaxweynaha Maxamed Farmaajo.

Eight Members of Parliament from Wajir and Mandera counties flew to Somalia for an unclear mission in the wake of tension between Jubaland and Somali National Army troops near Mandera border.

The politicians are sympathetic to Somali clan politics and have been involved in direct talks with the Somali Government.There has been growing tension near the Kenyan border in Mandera following reports the SNA is amassing troops ahead of planned clashes. Jubaland security too says they are ready to defend their territories.The neighbouring country is accusing Kenya of harbouring Jubaland security minister, Abdirashid Janan Hassan Abdinur, currently a fugitive of the law.