KDF receives 6 Bell Huey helicopters from the U.S Government worth Ksh 11b (PHOTOs)Editor's Choice 09:02
Friday, December 2, 2016 - The U.S Government has donated six military helicopters worth Sh 11b to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to help in the war against terror.
This is the single largest donation to a foreign country in sub Saharan Africa according to US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec.
"This is will help in our joint efforts to fight Al Shabaab. US will remain steadfast partner in fighting terrorism and radicalisation," he said.
On her part, Defence CS Raychelle Omamo who received the Bell Huey helicopters at the Laikipia Airbase said:
"They will play a significant role in complex operations by our forces especially in the Somalia theatre. It is an exceptional force multiplier for KDF.”
This is part of a pledge made by President Barack Obama in boosting security in the region.
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