Somalia stands shoulder to shoulder with Kenya in the fight against terrorism [Press Statement]

His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said Somalia was completely resolute in its partnership with Kenya against terrorism on either side of the two countries’ shared border.

The Prime Minister was speaking in the aftermath of an attack on Kenyan police posts in the border area at Damajale on Saturday night.

“We completely condemn this action against innocent civilians and police officers and send our condolences to the families of those killed,” the Prime Minister said. “We are deeply grateful to the Kenyan government and the Kenyan people for the support they have provided Somalia in the fight against terrorism. They have paid a high price for their support and we are determined that this will not be in vain. Kenya has also played an extremely valuable political role in supporting the expansion of AMISOM and for this we are also very thankful. Regional governments are united in their support to build a stable and secure Horn of Africa.”

The Prime Minister stated that Kenya had been the victim of repeated terrorist attacks and reiterated his government’s support for its neighbour and partner.

“What we see from the attack against Kenyan police is the same thing we see in all the actions of Al Shabaab. Death and destruction are the only things on their agenda. It is not much of an offering to the Somali or Kenyan public. Our partnership with Kenya remains strong and unflinching in the face of such action. Be in no doubt: it is the public’s desire for peace and greater prosperity, not the tyranny of the terrorists, that ultimately will prevail.”

Xafiiska Wararka Midnimo,


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