Rwanda Army Visits Kenya Army Military Police Corps

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Commandant Military Police Regiment Rwanda Defence Force, Col Joseph Karegire presents a momento to Commandant SOMP Major Yegon.

A Rwandese Army delegation led by the Rwanda Defence Attaché, Brigadier General Joseph Demali has successfully finished a two-day visit to Kenya on 7th May 2019. The visit which aimed at benchmarking best practices for training of military police was flagged off with a courtesy call to the Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto. Maj Gen Chepkuto hailed the visit noting that it was important to explore training opportunities as well as sharing experiences that influence bi-lateral interoperability while enhancing our ability to work and interact together.

The visit culminated at the School of Military Police (SOMP), with an apprising on the school’s curriculum and the syllabus. Commandant SOMP Major Leah Yegon demonstrated how the school program enhances training, education and development of military police personnel upon recommendation from various KDF units and formations subsequently imparting knowledge and honing their skills for tactical and deployable readiness.

Speaking on behalf of the Rwandese delegation Brig Gen Joseph Demali said “Both countries can learn from each other, not only in terms of military police tactics and doctrine but also in other military related fields. The unique histories of the two nations under East Africa Community (EAC) provide a background for mutual learning and greater understanding of social diversity and culture.”

Also present during the two-day visit was the Commandant Military Police Regiment Rwanda Defence Force, Col Joseph Karegire, officers and service members from the two nations.

Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto with the Rwanda Defence Force representatives when they paid him a courtesy call at the Kenya Army Headquarters on.

Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto with the Rwanda Defence Force representatives when they paid him a courtesy call at the Kenya Army Headquarters on 6 May 2019.

Military Police Operations Training and Liaison Officer Major Kelly Opiyo doing a presentation on behalf of Military Police Corps.

Military Police Operations Training and Liaison Officer Major Kelly Opiyo doing a presentation on behalf of Military Police Corps.

Commandant School of Military Police Major Leah Yegon introducing the school instructors to Commandant Military Police Regiment Rwanda Defence Force, Col Joseph Karegire.

Commandant School of Military Police Major Leah Yegon introducing the school instructors to Commandant Military Police Regiment Rwanda Defence Force, Col Joseph Karegire.

Colonel Karegire sign the visitors’ group at the School of Military Police.

Colonel Karegire sign the visitors’ group at the School of Military Police.

Commandant SOMP Major Yegon taking the visitors round a tour of the school.

Commandant SOMP Major Yegon taking the visitors round a tour of the school.

Rwanda Defence Attaché, Brigadier General Joseph Demali plants a tree at the School of Military Police to commemorate the visit.

Rwanda Defence Attaché, Brigadier General Joseph Demali plants a tree at the School of Military Police to commemorate the visit.