Somalia military chief concludes journey to KDF amenities in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya – The Chief of Defense Forces of Somalia National Army [SNA] General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh has concluded his two-day working journey to Kenya the place he visited numerous Kenya Defense Forces [KDF] amenities throughout the East Africa nation, terming the go to as “very informative and necessary for defense cooperation”.
After being hosted by his Kenyan counterpart General Robert Kibochi, Rageh, 36, the youngest head of the army throughout the sector, paid homage to the KDF School of Infantry in Isiolo. The Infantry battalion is regarded for defending the nation by instantly preventing the enemy on the battlefield in fight.
On his second day, General Rageh toured the Kenya Military Academy in Nakuru which trains Cadets the place he was ushered in by Commandant Major General Fatuma Ahmed. The Commander and his entourage have been later flown to Embakasi in Nairobi, the place he visited equally the Humanitarian Peace Support Training Centre [HPSS] and the Defence Forces Technical Training College [DEFTEC].
During the journey, KDF reported in a assertion, General Odawaa and his delegation have been taken because of elaborate briefs overlaying the establishments’ respective mandates and an in depth tour of the preparation amenities and applications with a scope spanning from foundational to superior army preparation and training essential in shaping the modern-day soldier.
In every of the establishments he visited, the KDF Service Personnel made displays and shared experiences with the visiting workforce. All visits offered benchmarking chances and open a platform for future trade applications between the 2 militaries, KDF reported.
On his half, Brigadier General Odowaa expressed gratitude for a heat reception and an incisive tour of the KDF. “My visit here has been an eye-opener in various aspects. The lessons we have shared and the exposure we have gained will go a long way in deepening our defense cooperation as we move forward as a team,” he reported on the tail conclusion of his tour of responsibility.
The younger commander reported Somalia picks training from Kenya because it walks because of the challenging journey of assembly calls for to face up to date safety threats. His journey comes days after frontline nations led by Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti promised to deploy extra troopers to Somalia within the wake of heightened campaigns in opposition to Al-Shabaab.
Already, Ethiopia has dispatched troops who will likely be becoming a member of their counterparts serving within the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia [ATMIS]. It is anticipated that when the three international locations deploy non-ATMIS troops, the variety would flourish from the present 22,000 to about 25,000 however the variety may lessen after 2024, the yr when ATMIS is speculated to go away Somalia.
He additional counseled the establishments he had visited as splendid mannequin preparation facilities that meet the calls for of the trainees to face up to date safety threats. The go to comes within the wake of the onset of a gradual drawdown of troops serving beneath the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and the next reconfiguration and preparation of Somalia Security Forces to take over the safety bidding and accountability from ATMIS Forces.