UK defence, security companies strengthen Kenya ties

British security forces

British security forces

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI – A DELEGATION of defence and security companies from the United Kingdom has arrived in Kenya for the first UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Defence and Security Trade Mission to the East African country.

The delegation from 17 companies will attend the two-day mission that is scheduled to start on Wednesday.

British High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr Christian Turner, said the scale of UK presence at this mission is an indication of the UK’s commitment to Kenya.

“These are challenging times for the Kenyan security sector. The threats, and the drivers underpinning them, are multidimensional and of a global reach.

“The UK recognises the unique security challenges faced by Kenya, and has both the experience and expertise to share,” Turner said.

Turner added the UK was keen to deepen its existing security engagement with Kenya to further strengthen our prospering relationship.

“A more prosperous and secure Kenya means a more secure UK. Increased trade and co-operation in the security sector will help deliver our shared goal of a more prosperous and secure Kenya.”

– CAJ News

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