Kenya reduces security checks for passengers from Somalia

Passengers travelling to Nairobi will undergo security checks only in Wajir in a bid to ease movement of people between the two cities, unlike the current practice where checks are done both in Wajir and Nairobi.

In a move that is aimed at enhancing trade and movement of people between the two countries, Kenya and Somalia today agreed to also begin direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi once the necessary modalities were put in place.

Spokesman of the Federal government of Somalia, Daud Aweys confirmed these was agreed upon in Tuesday’s bilateral talks between a Somali delegation led by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his host Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta.Security,

Security, trade, and closure of the Dadaab refugee camps topped the agenda of today’s discussion which came a day after the Somalia President visited Dadaab.Sources indicate the two sides agreed the Dadaab closure will not be forceful as previously rumored while Somalia was asked to shelve plans to ban

Sources indicate the two sides agreed the Dadaab closure will not be forceful as previously rumored while Somalia was asked to shelve plans to ban the importation of Khat from Kenya.

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