The Commander Kenya Army Lt. Gen. Walter R Koipaton visited Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) troops training at Kangaita Camp in Mt. Kenya, Nanyuki. The troops successfully completed both the pre deployment training and the United Nations verification exercise prerequisites prior to deployment to United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).
KDF troops have represented Kenya honourably in Peace Support Operations since 1979 when Kenya, a Member State of the United Nations (UN), deployed troops in Rhodesia, present day Zimbabwe.
In line with UN Member State obligations, Kenya has reliably participated in several UN Peace Support Operations across the globe including the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO). Presently, Kenya has deployed military staff officers and military observers to MONUSCO under the UNSC Resolution 2556 (2020).
The Commander Kenya Army who observed an integrated training exercise at the camp, congratulated the troops for their preparedness and wished them success as they represent the country in DRC.
The Commander called upon every soldier to uphold the values of KDF, to be professional and mission ready to undertake their duties under MONUSCO.