Former Mwala MP Daniel Muoki has urged the government to reveal the actual number of Kenya Defence Force (KDF) officers who died following the Kulbiyow attack in Somalia.
According to Mwala, it is the right of the public to access such information and hiding the same is not advocated for.
“Kenyans want to know the exact number of soldiers killed so we can mourn with their families,” he said as quoted by the Star.
Reports by Al Jazeera indicate that Al-shabaab millitia group killed several Kenyan troops after they launched an attack at the remote military base on the southern part of the Somalia while the Kenyan army has continued to downplay the allegations.
The group’s operation spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab has said that they are still pursuing soldiers who managed to escape.
"We are pursuing the Kenyan soldiers who ran away into the woods,” as quoted by Al Jazeera. Wiper leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and other leaders including Kakamega Governor Wycliff Oparanya has called upon President Uhuru Kenya and his Deputy William Ruto to order for the withdrawal of Kenyan troops from Somalia.
The leaders have argued that the decision to move into Somalia has caused the nation more harm than good and time has come to have them back home.