Kenya readies it’s troops for a changeover in Somalia

Posted: November 6, 2014 in World News
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The Kenya Defense Forces is readying its troops for a change of troops in Somalia.The troops mainly from Langata Barracks Seventh Kenya Rifles(7KR) artillery unit are currently on standby awaiting deployment to the war torn Somalia.

Over the recent few weeks,there has been heavy movements of troops from Mandera,Liboi and Langata Barracks in readiness for the troop changeover.Newsday24/7 spoke to a senior officer on condition of anonymity who confirmed the shift.”We are reinforcing the troops currently in Somalia and at the same time giving the KDF soldiers who have been in Somalia for the last twelve months a chance to get back home and take some much needed rest”He said.

Kenya sent its troops into Somalia in 2011and has been battling the Islamic militants in Somalia since then.The militants retaliated in Kenya with sporadic grenades attacks and assassinations,the deadliest being the Westgate mall siege that left 67 people dead and many more injured.The militants have since sworn to execute even more deadly attacks thus prompting the Kenya security forces to be extra vigilant.

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