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Duke of Cambridge has visited Laikipia to see United Kingdom-Kenyan military co-operation | Coastweek

At State House Kenya [left] in Nairobi, The Duke of Cambridge received a warm welcome from President Uhuru Kenyatta. At the State House Tanzania [right] in Dar es Salaam, The Duke of Cambridge also had received a warm welcome from Tanzania President John Magufuli. ALL PHOTOS - COURTESY: CLARENCE HOUSE U.K.

Duke of Cambridge has visited Laikipia to see
United Kingdom-Kenyan military co-operation

NANYUKI Kenya -- The Duke of Cambridge has visited Laikipia, Kenya, to see UK-Kenyan military cooperation in action, before travelling to Nairobi to meet with His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.

His Royal Highness spent time with the 1st Battalion the Irish Guards Battlegroup, as Colonel of the Regiment; the Irish Guards are currently undertaking training under the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).

The Battlegroup includes an Infantry Company from the Kenyan Army.

British and Kenyan troops regularly train together in Kenya to develop operational capability ahead of deployment.

The UK supported over 5000 Kenyan troops with professional and technical training last year, recognising the crucial role Kenya is playing in the fight against terrorism in Somalia.

In discussions with H.E. Amb Raychelle Omamo, Cabinet Secretary for Defence, His Royal Highness noted the mutually beneficial nature of the strong defence relationship shared between the UK and Kenya.

His Royal Highness also met with local political leaders and landowners from Laikipia and Samburu, where BATUK train.

BATUK is a major local employer, and contributes billions of KES to the local economy on an annual basis.

Duke of Cambridge has visited Laikipia to see United Kingdom-Kenyan military co-operation | Coastweek

While travelling in Tanzania the Duke visited Mkomazi’s educational initiative at Rafiki Wa Faru [left], where children from 14 local villages learn all about rhinos and other wildlife — in the hope that Mkomazi’s rhino population will never again be wiped out by poachers. In Kenya [right] The Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish_Guards, joined Number Two Company for a training session at the Laikipia Training Area in Kenya. ALL PHOTOS - COURTESY: CLARENCE HOUSE U.K.

Through their community outreach and engagement programme BATUK also works with communities to support projects for the benefit of local people.

His Royal Highness visited one such project at Kinamba School, where BATUK have installed climbing frames and important water harvesting equipment, giving pupils access to clean water.

Whilst there the Duke enjoyed a game of football with some of the pupils, and representatives of the local village football team.

In Nairobi His Royal Highness met with His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The two discussed the defence relationship, as the focus of His Royal Highness’ visit, alongside their shared commitment to tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade.

The UK will host an international conference on 11th and 12th October which will bring together governments from around the world, with the objective of agreeing steps to end wildlife crime.

The Defence relationship between the UK and Kenya is underpinned by the Defence Co-operation Agreement (DCA), which came into force in October 2016.

Duke of Cambridge has visited Laikipia to see United Kingdom-Kenyan military co-operation | Coastweek

While travelling in Tanzania the Duke visited Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary which is working to establish a viable breeding population of 50 black rhino, whose offspring will be used to reinforce existing populations in Tanzania. ALL PHOTOS - COURTESY: CLARENCE HOUSE U.K.

             

 

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