Protection Cupboard Secretary Aden Duale and Deputy Chief of Protection Forces Lt Gen Francis Ogolla visited Kenya Protection Forces (KDF) troops serving underneath the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) at Sector Six Headquarters in Kismayu, Somalia in a bid to spice up their morale.
The go to was additionally to rejoice the vacation with them of their areas of operation.
Duale in Kismayo, Jubaland held a gathering with President Ahmed Madobe.
Addressing the troops on the Kismayu New Airport FOB, Duale mentioned the go to was to understand all troopers assigned away from their households this vacation season.
He mentioned the sacrifices they’ve made within the struggle in opposition to the terrorist teams and their efforts to carry peace and tranquility to Somalia are commendable.
Lt Gen Ogolla, whereas delivering a Christmas message from the Chief of Protection Forces (CDF) Normal Robert Kibochi to the troops, recommended KDF troopers for his or her bravery and warranted them of the assist of the KDF management to facilitate their operational dedication and to cater for his or her vocational coaching and welfare points.
“We are all proud of you for the good work you are doing. We appreciate the role you play here for the love of your country, and the discipline, courage and dedication you have shown to bring peace and stability to Somalia. I urge you shall continue to be mission-ready in the service of humanity,” Lt. Gen. Ogolla mentioned.
Sector Six Commander Brig Lukas Kuto mentioned the troopers remained prepared for the mission and have carried out their duties with integrity, urging them to keep up the spirit of teamwork.
It was the most recent such go to to the world as troops proceed to push again a resurgent al-Shabaab gang. Kenyan troops are in Somalia to assist combat the terrorist group al-Shabaab. KDF went to Somalia in October 2011.
Kenya’s incursion into southern Somalia started after the kidnapping of two Spanish ladies, who had been working for Docs With out Borders within the Dadaab refugee camp.
The abductions had been carried out by the militants whom the troops deliberate to push out throughout Operation Linda Nchi.
Two years later, the troops succeeded in taking management of the port of Kismayo throughout Operation Sledge Hammer.