(Xinhua) -- Kenyan authorities said on Thursday that
the forthcoming elections slated for neighbouring Somalia in
September and October will help enhance security in the region.
Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick
Shisia said that after the elections, the new government will
put in place new administrative and military units that will
allow for structured collaboration between Kenya and Somalia’s
Shisia said the lack of proper
structures had given Al-Shabaab militia group a field day to
carry out and execute attacks on both sides.
“Initially the structures were very
weak and Al-Shabaab took advantage to carry out attacks at
will. But it will not be easy with a stable government,” the
county commissioner said by telephone.
He also said the new restored security
from Jubaland will promote business between the two governments.
The presidential election will be held
on Oct. 30 while parliamentary will be held in September.
The current president Hassan Sheikh
Mohamed is expected to defend his seat against a host of other
candidates who have shown interest in the same seat.