Kenya Army Commander Visits KDF Troops Deployed in Somalia

Commander Kenya Army Lt Gen Walter Koipaton greeting KDF officer upon his arrival at Elwark FOB in his visit to KDF troops deployed in Somalia under the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Commander Kenya Army Lt Gen Walter Koipaton greeting KDF officer upon his arrival at Elwark FOB in his visit to KDF troops deployed in Somalia under the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Kenya Army Commander Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Walter Koipaton on 22nd May 2019 paid a visit to Kenya Defence Forces troops deployed in close and deep operations serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

During his visit to various Forward Operating Bases (FOBs), Lt Gen Koipaton congratulated the troops for their outstanding and dedicated efforts in support of the Federal Republic of Somalia to neutralise the threat posed by Al Shabaab; as well as defending and protecting the sovereignty integrity of the Republic of Kenya.

He further assured the troops on continuity on provision of training and logistics as they continue to execute KDFs primary role. The visit is also a morale booster to the troops it being an indicator the KDF command appreciates their selfless efforts as they execute its mandate.

The commander visited Elwark, Burahache and Gherile FOBs.

Commander Kenya Army Lt Gen Walter Koipaton addressing soldiers at Gherile FOB in his visit to KDF troops deployed in Somalia under the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Commander Kenya Army Lt Gen Walter Koipaton addressing soldiers at Gherile FOB in his visit to KDF troops deployed in Somalia under the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Kenya Army soldier deployed at Burahache FOB describes the terrain to the Commander Kenya Army Lt Gen Walter Koipaton and Commander 6 Brigade Brigadier Paul Njema from his fighting trench.

Kenya Army soldier deployed at Burahache FOB describes the terrain to the Commander Kenya Army Lt Gen Walter Koipaton and Commander 6 Brigade Brigadier Paul Njema from his fighting trench.

Commander Kenya Army Lt Gen Walter Koipaton addressing soldiers at Elwark FOB in his visit to KDF troops deployed in Somalia under the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Commander Kenya Army Lt Gen Walter Koipaton addressing soldiers at Elwark FOB in his visit to KDF troops deployed in Somalia under the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).