Somali nationals benefit from KDF medical camp


Somali nationals benefit from KDF medical camp
A Somali national receives medical treatment during a medical camp set up by the Kenya Defence forces

In Summary

  • More than 150 Somali nationals have in the past week benefited from medical treatment during a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) camp in Afmadhow in the lower Juba Region.
  • This is despite continued efforts by Al-Shabaab militants to block Somalis from getting aid from AMISOM troops.
  • In January, the terrorist group destroyed a Hormuud communication mast in Elwak, Mandera.

More than 150 Somali nationals have benefited from medical treatment during an ongoing Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) clinic at Afmadhow in the lower Juba Region of Somalia.

This comes amid malicious efforts by Al Shabaab militants to deter the country’s citizens from accessing medical and relief aid from African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops.

Common ailments attended to at the medical camp include diarrhea among children, chest infections, urinary tract infections, diabetes, anaemia, bone problems and peptic ulcer disease.

On Monday, a Somali National Army (SNA) soldier underwent a successful surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his left thigh after he was shot by Al Shabaab militants.

This is part of the support that AMISOM troops offer locals as the mission seeks to stabilize the country.

In January, the terrorist group destroyed a Hormuud communication mast located in the border town of Elwak, Mandera County after suspecting that the residents were spying on them for the AMISOM forces.

Area council member Sheikh Said Omar hailed KDF’s efforts, saying a good relationship between the soldiers and Somalis will lead to co-operation on security matters.

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