The Minister stated that part of the new policy involved preparing the Kenyan military to combat terrorist threats in an interview with NTV's Ngina Kirori on Saturday, November 26.
He acknowledged that an earlier plan, which involved sending troops to African nations to fight terrorism on their own, had not been very successful.
Heappey said that they have seen that by attempting to enter a country and seeking it out for ourselves, they frequently make matters worse. Therefore, the best course of action is to provide the training required for counterterrorism initiatives to be successful. That is the joint military training that our armies conduct at the base level
The Defence Cooperation Agreement, which was signed in 2021 by the Kenyan government and the UK government, enables the two nations to better coordinate their efforts to increase regional security in East Africa
The five-year pact was designed to improve local troops' training and increase security, especially the fight against the Al-Shabaab terrorist organization.
Heappey pointed out that although the deal had been approved by the UK Parliament, challenges remained in Kenya.
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