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Kenya Naval Assets in Somalia request Integration to UN Payroll

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AMISOM which operates under the Africa Union command has formally presented a request to integrate Kenya navy assets in the AMISOM payroll.

Kenya sent a naval force into Somalia to capture the sea port of Kismayu.

The naval component of KDF is the only functional and capable navy in the Eastern Africa coast.

Operation Sledge Hammer, an amphibious operation saw Kenya Navy new acquisition including boats and battle ships deployed.

KDF Naval assets use in capturing Kismayu confirms the critical significance of naval capability in warfare, particularly in the Somali operations that aims at stabilizing the war-torn country.

If the UN approves the request placed formally by Augustine Mahiga, UN secretary general’s special representative for Somalia, KDF Naval wing will significantly benefit fiscally.

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