United Kingdoms’ Cabinet Secretary of State for Defence Visits Defence Headquarters

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo escorts her United Kingdom (UK) counterpart Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson as he inspects a guard of honor mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces at Ulinzi House grounds.

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo escorts her United Kingdom (UK) counterpart Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson as he inspects a guard of honor mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces at Ulinzi House grounds.

The Kenya Ministry of Defence Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Raychelle Omamo welcomed her counterpart from the United Kingdom Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi on 30 July 2018.

The visiting UK’s Cabinet Secretary of State for Defence arrived at Defence Headquarters shortly after 1000hrs and inspected an honour guard mounted by the 7th Battalion of the Kenya Rifles at Ulinzi House grounds.

After the welcoming parade, Mr William went ahead to sign the distinguished visitors’ book before heading for a convention with his host at the Ulinzi House conference room where they were later joined by the Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe. The talks centered around strengthening Defence Cooperation Agreement.

The visit affirms efforts by the UK and Kenya to recalibrate Defence Cooperation between their two militaries. This follows a recent official visit by Amb. Omamo to the UK.

Present during the auspicious meeting were the Defence Principal Secretary Saitoti Torome, the Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Walter Raria, Assistant Chief of Defence Forces in charge of Operations, Doctrine and Training Major General Adan Mulata, Assistant Chief of Defence Forces in charge of Personnel and Logistics Major General Fatuma Ahmed, among other top military officers.

The Cabinet Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom (UK) Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson signs Visitors’ book at the Ulinzi House reception on 30 July 2018.The Cabinet Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom (UK) Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson signs Visitors’ book at the Ulinzi House reception on 30 July 2018.
Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson engages the Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo and other top military officers in a discussion at the conference room on 30 July 2018.Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson engages the Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo and other top military officers in a discussion at the conference room on 30 July 2018.
Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson receives a gift from Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo after holding a meeting at the Ulinzi house on 30 July 2018.Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson receives a gift from Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo after holding a meeting at the Ulinzi house on 30 July 2018.
The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo, her United Kingdom (UK) counterpart Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson, Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, Principal Secretary for Defence Saitoti Torome among other top military officials poses for a group photo at the Ulinzi house reception on 30 July 2018.The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo, her United Kingdom (UK) counterpart Rt. Hon Gavin Williamson, Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, Principal Secretary for Defence Saitoti Torome among other top military officials poses for a group photo at the Ulinzi house reception on 30 July 2018.