The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. Francis Ogolla toured KDF Camps and Forward Operating Bases in the North Eastern region of Kenya.
He visited Mandera, El Wak, Modika, and Gherille in a bid to engage the troops as well as assess their mission readiness.
During the tour, he spoke with officers and soldiers stationed in the respective areas. He also made an address to the troops. CDF, Gen Ogolla, lauded them for their diligence in combating terrorism and ensuring sustainable peace and security in the region.
He encouraged the troops to remain focused, always alert and vigilant in the conduct of the operation. Further emphasising the need to engage local residents while conducting operations as they have information about the region and the criminal elements in their midst.
He assured the troops of his full support and that of the defence headquarters to deter and defeat threats to security in the country.