US President, Barrack Obama, has sent condolences to families of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers who died on Friday after Al Shabaab militants attacked their base in El Adde, Southern Somalia.
Through his spokesman, John Kirby, Obama offered his county’s deepest condolences to the families of KDF soldiers killed in Somalia saying the US will continue to support Kenya in the war against Al Shabaab.
Obama also said that the US Government remains ‘fully committed’ to assisting the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) as well as the Governments of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Somalia in combating terrorism and to enhance security within East Africa as well as in Somalia.
In 2015 alone, the Obama administration supported Kenya with Sh 51 billion worth of military equipment and even paid salaries to a number of Amisom soldiers.
Meanwhile, celebrated KTN journalist, Mohamed Ali, has advised the Kenyan Government to withdraw from Somalia saying the country is fighting a proxy war for the US.
“We are fighting a proxy war for the Americans. Get our sons n daughters out of Somalia. Kwa familia, ndugu, jamaa na marafiki Mungu awape subra,” Moha said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST