Kenya, UK marks army training agreement

The British military will be required to give Kenya a year’s notice before holding exercises under a new agreement signed between the two countries.

According to defence cabinet secretary Raychelle omamo ,Nine months before the soldiers arrive, the British military must furnish Kenya with details on number of personnel, number and type of weapons, ammunition, explosives, vehicles and other equipment to be used.

The agreement states that the British would pay Sh132 million over the five years of the agreement for the use of facilities at Laikipia Air Base, Nanyuki and Kahawa Garrison, Nairobi.

“The agreement provides for joint training and exchange of experience and intelligence, thereby increasing the capacity of the Kenya Defence Forces to deliver its mandate,” Ms Omamo told MPs in the memorandum accompanying the agreement.

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