Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi on 4th May 2022 met with Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley at the Pentagon.The two military leaders discussed on matters of mutual interest, notably expanding counterterrorism cooperation.
Kenya and the US share a bilateral defence relationship and will continue to work together in matters security to counter the threat of violent extremist organizations.
Department of Defense Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth L. Hoffman provided the following readout:
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs, Dr. Celeste Wallander met with Kenya Cabinet Secretary of Defence Eugene Wamalwa and Kenya Chief of Defence General Robert Kibochi in the United States – Kenya Bilateral Defense Forum, May 4, 2022, in the Pentagon.
The talks reaffirmed the two countries’ commitment to strengthening bilateral defense cooperation between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Kenya Ministry of Defence and the Kenya Defence Forces.
The two sides discussed a range of topics including regional security; cybersecurity; security cooperation; U.S. Africa Command mission; Massachusetts National Guard accomplishments and future plans; and climate change.
Both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Kenya Ministry of Defence and the Kenya Defence Forces intend to continue the strong partnership including the next iteration of the United States – Kenya Bilateral Defense Forum.