US donates 12 armoured vehicles to Kenya to aid in fight against terrorism

Published By ITCT News Desk On : November 20, 2018
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US Defense Attaché Colonel Kevin Balisky and Kenya Army Deputy Commander Major General Chepkuto at Kahawa Barracks when Kenya received 12 Armoured Personnel Carriers from the US on Tuesday.

Kenya: The government of the United States of America gave 12 Bastion Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to improve border surveillance, it was announced today.

The APCs will support KDF’s efforts in the fight against extremists, including the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) by Al Shabaab, along the border region.

Defeating the threat of IEDs is a critical component of denying violent extremists freedom of movement, a statement from the US embassy in Nairobi said.

US Defense Attaché and Senior Defense Official Colonel Kevin Balisky presented the vehicles to the Deputy Kenya Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto Monday at a ceremony at the Kahawa Barracks in Nairobi.

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