Former Chief Instructor and Deputy Commandant Recruits Training School (RTS) in Eldoret Colonel Meshack Kishoyian is the new commander of the Multiagency operation in Boni forest code named Operation Amani Boni (OAB).
He takes over from Colonel David Chesire who has held the OAB Command since July 2019.
The handover ceremony that took place at the Multiagency command center included a briefing on the progress of the operation as well as a tour of selected Multiagency Forward Operating Bases within the Boni enclave.
Since the revision of the operation from the Boni Enclave Campaign to Operation Fagia Msitu and later Operation Amani Boni, command was designated to KDF as the lead agency.
Colonel Kishoyian will head a team of multiagency bosses drawn from all Kenyan security agencies, whose troops operate under OAB.
OAB has continued to strengthen security within areas of Lamu, Tana River and Lower Garissa, significantly enhancing the livelihood of residents as well as suppressing Al Shabaab operations.