Defence Cabinet Secretary Visit UK and KDF Troops in Laikipia

His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur, Duke of Cambridge (Right) at the Swara Camp, with him is the Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo(centre) on his left is Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi.

His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur, Duke of Cambridge (Right) at the Swara Camp, with him is the Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo (centre) on his left is Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi.

Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo visited troops participating in the Joint bilateral training between United Kingdom (UK) military and Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) at the Mpala Camp in Laikipia. During the visit the Cabinet Secretary welcomed His Royal Highness, Prince William Arthur, the Duke of Cambridge on 30th September 2018 at the Forward Operating Base Swara.

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) infantry troops will undertake the combined training for a period on one month.  The troops demonstrated to the CS a session on Zeroing of variant weapon systems at Mpala farm where the troops were training with UK on live firing was on going. There after the CS joined the troops for a communal lunch culminating with an address to KDF troops.

speaking at the ,luncheon, the ACDF OPD& T  Major General Adan Mulata, encouraged the soldiers to keep on fighting and holding ground because they are KDF heroes, he encouraged them to absorb the elements of the training skills and techniques, as they will be called upon to train others in KDF and also across the region.  He reiterated that good training coupled with good equipment prepares the soldiers for combat in a dynamic such as the one Kenya is involved in, in Somalia calls for continuous and advanced training.

The Cabinet Secretary later joined the Prince William in a community engagement outreach at  Ol Maisor Primary School, Kanamba Village – Sosian, where he handed out sports equipments, shoes and uniforms to the pupils.

Those present during the visit include; UK High Commissioner, Senior KDF Officers, County Governor Honourable Ndiritu Muriithi, Some of the local leaders, Hon Naisula Lesuuda, Hon Sarah Lekorere, Hon Catherine Waruguru and Hon Francis Ole Kaparo, the local and UK Ranchers in the area.

 

His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur, Duke of Cambridge, with the Assistant Chief of Defence Forces in charge of Operations, Plans, Doctrine and Training(ACDF OPD&T) Major General AdanMulata, looking on his Brigadier Jeff Nyaga of 8 Brigade(left), British High Commissioner to KenyaNic Hailey(Right).His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur, Duke of Cambridge, with the Assistant Chief of Defence Forces in charge of Operations, Plans, Doctrine and Training (ACDF OPD&T) Major General Adan Mulata, looking on his Brigadier Jeff Nyaga of 8 Brigade(left), British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey (Right).
Soldiers during the live firing demonstration at Mpala in Laikipia.Soldiers during the live firing demonstration at Mpala in Laikipia.
Kenya Defence Forces Soldiers from 19 Kenya Rifles displays Targets to Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo after live firing.Kenya Defence Forces Soldiers from 19 Kenya Rifles displays Targets to Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo after live firing.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo been instructed on how to use M4 Rifle by Officer in Charge19KR Bravo Company Major Collins Ochieng.Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo been instructed on how to use M4 Rifle by Officer in Charge19KR Bravo Company Major Collins Ochieng.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo fires at a target during the visit.Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo fires at a target during the visit.