The US on Monday donated 12 Bastion Armoured Personnel Carriers to KDF to improve border surveillance and boost the fight against Al-Shabaab.


Kenya Defence Forces officers ride in an Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicle in Nairobi. The KDF has received a cache of weapons from the US. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21 2018
By NATION TEAM

The Kenya Defence Forces received a cache of weapons as the search for recruits continued countrywide.

The US on Monday donated 12 Bastion Armoured Personnel Carriers to KDF to improve border surveillance and boost the fight against Al-Shabaab.

Defence Attaché and Senior Defence Official Col. Kevin Balisky of the US, presented the vehicles to the Deputy Kenya Army Commander, Maj. Gen. Thomas Chepkuto, at a ceremony in Kahawa Barracks, Nairobi.

“The vehicles represent the unwavering US commitment to Kenya and our shared national security interests. As the KDF continues to conduct daily operations against violent extremism, these vehicles will enhance the mobility and force protection of their troops in harm’s way,” said Col. Balisky.