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Kenya Defence Officials Visit EASF Secretariat

A delegation from Kenya's Ministry of Defence led by Chief Administrative Secretary Hon. Peter O. Odoyo paid a visit to the EASF Secretariat in Karen, Nairobi on 25th February 2020.

Hosting the defence officials at the Secretariat were EASF Senior Management officials led by the Director, Dr. Abdillahi Omar Bouh, the Head of Administration and Finance Ms. Lina Peggy Hoareau, and the Head of Peace Operations Department Brig. Gen. Henry Isoke, among others.
The delegation sought to inform itself on the progress the Standby Force has been making ever since its inception in 2004. Kenya, which is one of EASF's Member States, is the home to the Secretariat and the Planning Element (PlanElm), while Ethiopia hosts the Force Headquarters and Logistics' Base.

In course of the day's briefings, the defence officials were also informed of how EASF successfully executed its mandate of playing the role of Continental Standby Force from 1st July to 31st December 2019 as required by the African Union. This was the second time that the regional peace-keeper had been tasked to play this role ensuring that the capacities it has built and enhanced over the years could be efficiently deployed to address any conflicts should any have arisen anywhere on the continent over that period.


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