In Summary
  • Police said the incident at Illeret Police Station in North Horr came just a week after surveyors had completed demarcating the Kenya-Ethiopia border.
  • They are said to have gone to inspect the border and a lake. They, however, admitted that the Kenyan Government was not aware of their presence. But they vowed to return.
  • The Kenya Defence Forces spokesman, Colonel David Obonyo, said they were not aware of the incident.

Kenyan security agencies have been put on high alert after about 50 heavily-armed Ethiopian soldiers and police officers crossed the border and reportedly took over a police station.

Police said the incident at Illeret Police Station in North Horr came just a week after surveyors had completed demarcating the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

Armed with AK47 rifles, the Ethiopians arrived in 10 vehicles. They disembarked and took strategic positions around the police station.

They inspected the area and took photos of the area, which is 16 kilometres from the border.

They are said to have gone to inspect the border and a lake. They, however, admitted that the Kenyan Government was not aware of their presence. But they vowed to return.

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