Kenyan leader calls for unity in fight against terrorism

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-08 23:34:37|Editor: yan
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ELDORET, Kenya, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday called for unity in the war against terrorism and urged the country's soldiers to deal with emerging security challenges in the country.

Kenyatta urged every Kenyan to work together with the country's security formations to defeat terrorism, radicalization and violent extremism.

"We have already anticipated the forces of terrorism, radicalization and violent extremism and indeed we have met them in the field, it remains only to defeat them and secure Kenya and our boarders," he said when he presided over the passing out parade of KDF recruits in Eldoret in northwest Kenya.

Kenyatta cited terrorism, radicalisation and violent extremism as some of the security threats that Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has to protect Kenya against.

"That is why our Kenya Defence Forces will continue its operations in AMISOM," he said and lauded efforts by the military to modernize its operations including training to effectively deal with emerging security challenges.