Kenya re-opens border with Somalia
Kenya has re-opened its border with Somalia after a high-profile meeting between top-ranking officials of the two governments.
In a statement, Kenya's Interior CS Kithure Kindiki said that the Mandera/Belet Hawo (Belethawa) will be the first to be opened within the next 30 days.
"In the second phase which is 60 days from now, we should be able to open the second border in Liboi-Harhar/Dhobley. This will provide entry from Garissa County," Kindiki said.
The third border point to be opened will be Kiunga/Ras Kamboni in Lamu.
Kenya to open fourth border point with Somalia
Kindiki also revealed that the two governments have agreed to open a fourth border crossing in Wajir for entry into Somalia.
Kenya closed its official border posts with Somalia in 2012 to hinder al-Shabab's movements.
The high-level ministerial meeting on cross-border cooperation between Kenya and Somalia was attended by Somalia's Minister for Internal Security Mohamed Ahmed Sheikh Ali, Minister for Defence Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur, Abshir Omar Jama, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Kenya's Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale.