75 Kenyan troops arrive after peace keeping mission in Darfur

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75 Kenyan troops arrive after peace keeping mission in Darfur

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• They comprised of 65 male and 10 female soldiers and have been in South Sudan for 21 months.

• They observed a moment of silence in honor of Sergeant Mwangi, who succumbed to Covid-19 in April.

Seventy five Kenyan troops arrived back into the country on Saturday from a successful peace keeping mission in Darfur, South Sudan.

The troops came in on Saturday, some minutes to 3pm aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

They comprised of 65 male and 10 female soldiers and have been in South Sudan for 21 months.

Kenyan Military troops upon arrival at the JKIA from Darfur. June 5, 2021. /CHARLENE MALWA

Kenyan Military troops upon arrival at the JKIA from Darfur. June 5, 2021. /CHARLENE MALWA

The troops were received at JKIA by Deputy Army Commander Major General Albert Kendagor on behalf of the Army Commander.

“We thank God you went and came back safely even though we lost our colleague Sgt Mwangi who became sick,” Kendagor said.

They observed a moment of silence in honor of the sergeant who succumbed to Covid-19 in April.

A moment of silence observed for fallen sergeant during the peace keeping mission in South Sudan June 5, 2021. /CHARLENE MALWA

A moment of silence observed for fallen sergeant during the peace keeping mission in South Sudan June 5, 2021. /CHARLENE MALWA

“You have been on the mission the longest, did your work with dedication, maintained response and build the name of our country,” he said.

The major general noted that there was supposed to be a rotation early this year but it could not happen since the mission was almost coming to an end.

The troops will be in isolation for 10 days before being allowed to mix with their families.

Senior military officers led by the Major General await the arrival of Kenyan troops from peace keeping mission upon arrival at JKIA. June 5, 2021. /CHARLENE MALWA

“We are pleased with the work they have done, they have projected the good image to the world,” he said

Their work was to investigate crime, undertake protocol duties, VIP escort duties and other assignments given by the UN.

 

Courtesy  of  STAR

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