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Kenya Closes Border With Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has decided to close its border with Somalia, a move the government said was aimed at ''taming'' the further influx of Somali refugees and defeated militiamen.
North Eastern Provincial Commissioner Maurice Makhanu said the decision also barred movement of people, vehicles and goods from Somalia.

He explained in a statement on national radio Monday night that all entry points stretching over 300 km between Dif in Wajir district and Lamu in Kenya's coast province was officially closed.

The administrator also confirmed that the Somali National Front, whose militia invaded Kenya last week and robbed military vehicles, hardware and uniforms, had failed to return a high frequency communication system.

Meanwhile, Kenya has beefed up security at all its border entry points.

The minister in charge of internal security, Maj. Marsden Madoka, said Tuesday the security arrangements are aimed at stopping aggression by warring parties from Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan.

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