The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops operating in Somalia under African Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Monday December 10 2022 received six Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) for their operations.
This will enhance their mobility to facilitate quick and efficient response and provide better support for troop mobile operations.
Mobility of the troop has been an issue as it hindered their operations. In some instances they fell into a trap leaving a trail of loses and deaths.
The sector Commander Brig Jattani Gula while receiving the fleet thanked the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for considering Sector two as this will go along way in improving their protection and capability as per ATMIS Concept of Operations.
“Our troops need to be agile, mobile, flexible, adaptable, and responsive. This acquisition will ensure such is achieved,” he added.
The new acquisition is part of the ongoing capacity and capability enhancement of ATMIS Mobile and Quick Reaction Force troops as underscored by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2628.
The troops are in Somalia to help fight al-Shabaab militants who have caused instability in the region at large.