Kenya Defence Forces troops board a United Nations Chatter flight at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Somalia for AMISOM duties.
Kenyan troops under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) drawn from various units have successfully completed their one-year tour of duty in Kismayo setting ground for incoming troops.
Flagging off troops for AMISOM IX tour of duty at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport early Tuesday 21 January 2020, Commandant Defence Forces Pay and Clerical Training School, Colonel Paul Kinduchimo expressed his pride and confidence in the soldiers as they commence their mission.
“It gives me great joy to be here to see you off. What you embark on is selfless service to the Nation and the Region.” He said
Later in the day, Colonel Kinduchimo received AMISOM VIII troops who have completed their tour of duty having passed the baton to the incoming team at Kismayo.
He congratulated them for serving diligently towards realization of peace in Somalia and wished them a safe rest and recuperation period.
Commandant Defence Forces Pay and Clerical Training School (DFPCTS) Colonel Paul Kindochimu addressing Kenya Defence Forces Officers and Service personnel before departing for AMISOM duties in Somalia on Tuesday 21 January 2020.
Commanding Officers 19th Battalion Lieutenant Colonel David Maiyo, Officers and Service personnel departing for AMISOM duties in Somalia.
Commandant Defence Forces Pay and Clerical Training School (DFPCTS) Colonel Paul Kindochimu welcomes Kenya Defence Forces Officers and Service personnel at the JKIA after completion of their AMISOM duties in Somalia.