Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has announced that the Kenya-Somalia border will be reopened in phases within the next ninety days.
Addressing the media on Monday, May 15 at Harambee House, after meeting a delegation from Somalia, CS Kindiki stated that the Mandera-Bulhawa border point will be the first to be re-opened in the next thirty days.
“The border between Kenya and Somalia will be re-opened in a phased out manner within the next 90 days effective today starting with the Mandera Bulhawa border point which should be re-opened in the next 30 days,” said Kindiki.
He stated that the Liboi-Harahar-Dobley border point will be the second border that will be opened within sixty days and then the Kiunga-Ras Kamboni border point in Lamu that will be opened in ninety days.
“Within 60 days from now we should be able to open the second border point which is Liboi-Harhar-Dobley on the Somalia side and also 90 days from today we also hope to open the third border point, Kiunga-Ras Kamboni in Lamu County,” Kindiki added.
The Interior CS also stated that the government is exploring the possibility of creating a fourth border point to Somalia in Wajir County.
“We are also in the process of looking at the possibility of adding a fourth border point which will give an entry point into Somalia in Wajir County. That announcement will be made in the coming days,” he stated.