The Kenyan government has written a letter of complaint to the Chairperson of the African Union (AU), expressing concern that security and humanitarian problems are looming along the Kenya-Somalia border following renewed fighting between the Somali National Army and the Jubbaland forces.
Kenya says it is facing security threats following fighting in Beled Xaawo district in Gedo region.
The Kenyan government has said the African Union will react to the renewed border settlements that will create widespread border insecurity as diplomatic relations between Kenya and Somalia have not yet been restored.
A statement from the Kenyan Ministry of Defense warns of continued fighting in Beld Xaawo that could threaten gains in the fight against terrorist groups.
Nonetheless, all commercial activities in the border town of Mandera have been closed and women and children were seen fleeing across the Kenya-Ethiopia border.
Earlier yesterday, the Somali Ministry of Information accused the Kenyan government of supporting Somali forces in fighting with Somali forces in Beled Hawo.
BY OSMAN HUSSEIN ALI