North Imenti MP Abdul Rahim has disputed claims by the government that the Kenyan borders are secure and safe. Speaking in Meru, Rahim said incidents of terror as witnessed at the Wetsgate Shopping Mall and the infiltration of drug barons through the country's borders is a sign that the borders are porous.
"If terrorists and drug barons can get access to the country and go to the capital city without getting noticed, what of other towns outside of Nairobi? They will operate freely and authorities will not detect their presence," Rahim said.
He criticised the US government for issuing travel advisories saying that terror is a global challenge. Rahim said Kenya was hit by the terrorists because of its commitment to fight terror. He said Kenya's resolve to stop terrorism is seen by al Qaeda as support to the US.
"We are a target because of USA. They should be in the frontline to support us. The advisory will affect tourism. It is a misguided approach to terrorism challenge," Rahim said. The MP called upon religious leaders to team up in condemning terror acts.