UK Prime Minister Visits the Humanitarian Peace Support School –Embakasi

UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Theresa May, Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, Kenya Defence Forces Service Commanders, British delegates and KDF Senior Officers in a group photo.

UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Theresa May, Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, Kenya Defence Forces Service Commanders, British delegates and KDF Senior Officers in a group photo.

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Right Honorable Theresa May visited the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Embakasi, (Nairobi) on 30th August 2018.  The visit to HPSS was one of her scheduled stops during her one-day visit to Kenya. The visit stressed the strong ties between the Kenya government and the UK in the fight against terror.

The Prime Minister was received by Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, the Principal Secretary Mr. Saitoti Torome and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Service Commanders. The Prime Minister was accompanied by British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey, Senior Officers and members of the British Diplomatic Corps.

Speaking during the visit, Brigadier Peter Nderitu (Director of the International Peace Support Training Center – IPSTC), expressed gratitude for the support that Her Majesty’s Government continues to offer since the inception of the Humanitarian Peace Support School.

“Our Mission as the IPSTC is to conduct training, education, and research informing Military, Police and Civilians in all aspects of peace support operations in order to improve effectiveness in response to complex emergencies,” he said.  He continued to emphasize the benefits of the development of the Counter IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Training Capacity at HPSS for Kenya and other countries in the region, especially in the advent of AMISOM operations in Somalia and increasing IED attacks on both troops and civilians.

UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Theresa May is received by Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo and Kenya Defence Forces Service Commanders at the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Embakasi.UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Theresa May is received by Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo and Kenya Defence Forces Service Commanders at the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Embakasi.
UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Theresa May signs the Visitors’ book.UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Theresa May signs the Visitors’ book.
UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Theresa May, Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe and UK High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey during the event. UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Theresa May, Cabinet Secretary for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe and UK High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey during the event.
Course Participant shows a demonstration during the visit.Course Participant shows a demonstration during the visit.