The Kenya and Somalia governments have resolved to strengthen cooperation on combating terror attacks and build capacity on boosting economic potential at the border point.

Speaking in Mandera, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Monica Juma and her Somalia counterpart, Ahmed Isse Awad, said people to people unity and information sharing will lead to success goals.

Corruption at the border point, the need to improve food security and lack of hydroelectric production were listed among the key setbacks to speedy development growth with the two countries.

Mandera shares a 200km long border with Somalia with six Mandera county health facilities serving hundreds from both countries.

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Mandera County government further intends to construct a 200 million shillings medical training college that will be beneficial to the two nations.

Meanwhile, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has Tuesday handed over a Sh2 billion piece of land in Kilimani to the University of Nairobi after it was re-claimed from Aberdares Engineering Contractors Limited on an out-of-court settlement.

The university is now at liberty to use the property which has been the subject of a court dispute for years according to the anti-graft spokesman, Yassin Amaro.

He stated that the transfer of the land to the institution was registered on July 1, 1964 in the name of the University College Nairobi Council.


Aberdares Engineering Contractors Limited expressed interest to resolve the matter through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism and the commission taking into account the fact that such cases in courts tend to drag for an inordinate long period of time agreed to the request.


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