Kenya Defence Forces troops have began pulling out of Kismayu and are moving towards the North of the Port city to remove al Shabaab militants occupying some areas.

Soldiers from Djibouti and Sierra Leone will now provide security at Kismayu with Nigerian Police unit providing policing services. The move comes after the African Union Mission in Somalia carved out Kismayu into Amisom’s sector 5, to be under the command of Sierra Leone and Djibouti army.

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