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First Batch Of KDF Jets Off To DRC To Help Quell The Ongoing Violence

The first batch of Kenyan troops jetted off to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help in quelling the violence caused by armed groups, including the M23 rebels. Before they left the soldiers looked energetic, ready for the task and they also sang songs.

Their trip to DRC comes after parliament approved president Ruto's decision to deploy the Kenya Defence Forces to DRC. The approval came two days after the committee met with the defence cabinet secretary, Aden Nduale.

During the meeting, the minister revealed it will cost the government around 6 billion to maintain the soldiers in the mineral rich country for a year.

The troops will join East Africa regional forces, which was set up by the leaders of the East Africa Community to fight the militia groups that have caused bloodshed in Congo. Countries like Uganda have already sent their troops to team up the regional force.

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