Kenya and Uk renews defence deal

Kenya and Uk renews defence deal

Kenya and the UK have renewed a defence co-operation agreement which allows British troops to continue training at Nanyuki in north-eastern Kenya.

A previous attempt to sign the deal collapsed following differences over whether UK troops can be prosecuted in Kenya for any offences they commit in the East African state.

Under the new deal, UK soldiers who break the law while off duty in Kenya will be prosecuted by Kenya’s authorities.

However, if they commit offences while on duty, they will be prosecuted in Kenya but by UK officials.

Kenya Defence Cabinet Secretary Rachael Omama says the deal is a product of hard negotiations and both parties are satisfied with the agreement.  Read more

 

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