Uk-Kenya Defence Cooperation Agreement

In September 2015, discussions took place between British Prime Minister David Cameron and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on an agreement that British soldiers would be brought to justice in Kenya – but not necessarily under Kenyan law – and that British military sites would be subject to Kenyan inspection. In addition, Kenyan troops should be offered more training opportunities. [1] At the signing of the Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA), Kenyan Defence Minister Amb Raychelle Omamo said that the signing of the agreement was the result of lengthy and lengthy consultations and negotiations involving many stakeholders. The British Ambassador to Kenya, Nicolas Hailey, also said, after the signing of the agreement, that with this agreement, the UK would make additional investments of two billion Kenyan schillings for the construction of new headquarters, development and job creation in the region where they form the defence company, as well as the expansion of the defence company, as they tackle threats in Africa , while they train and fight together, are used. He said the agreement had the status of a treaty, as it had been ratified by both the Kenyan parliament and the British Parliament, after review by the relevant constitutional authorities. However, Kenya and the United Kingdom have submitted the new defence cooperation agreement to their parliaments, which have yet to ratify it in accordance with security legislation. However, Meru County lawmakers rejected the defense deal Thursday, appearing to oppose a directive passed Wednesday by Vice President William Ruto at a meeting at his Karen residence. The British government has claimed that civil violations only occur when civilians enter marked training areas illegally and that all unexploded combat means can also be abandoned by the Kenyan army, which shares the areas of practice. [1] The British army trains troops in Kenya to prepare operations in countries such as Afghanistan.

The unit is known as the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK). It is a permanent training session with stations in Kahawa, Nairobi (a smaller unit) and Nanyuki. BATUK provides logistical support to British Army visiting units. It consists of 56 permanent employees and a reinforcement of 110 people. [5] After the violent struggle for independence, Kenya and the United Kingdom maintained warm relations. At one time, the United Kingdom was considered Kenya`s main ally in the West. The United Kingdom has provided economic and military assistance to Kenya. [2] Kenya has a large English-speaking population; One of Kenya`s official languages is English. Kenya rolls to the left, a practice that has been maintained since it was a British colony.

Kenya has 25,000 Britons. [7] More than 200,000 Britons visit Kenya each year. [7] Kenya is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Bilateral trade between the two countries exceeds KES 139 billion ($1 billion). [7] The Defence Cabinet`s Ambassador, Raychelle Omamo, and the British High Commissioner for Kenya, Nicolas James Hailey, presented a Memorandum of Understanding during the courtesy call to Defence HQ in 2014. [4] We come to you. We are always looking for ways to improve our stories. Tell us what you liked and what we can improve. Published title: Defence Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Kenya.

The agreement includes ongoing support to Kenyan security forces deployed in Somalia as part of the Amisom mission. The exercises are carried out by BATUK from its Nyati Barracks base in Nanyuki, 200 km north of the capital.