President Uhuru Kenya, the Commander in Chief of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), Saturday 18/3/2017 made a surprise visit to Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission (AMISOM) at Dhobley Military in Somalia
The Commander-in-Chief historic visit was a morale booster to Kenyan troops battling Harakat Shabaab Mujahideen, Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia.
The CiC dressed in fully military gear took time to thank the troops for their selfless, sacrifice to their motherland. He told the soldiers that Kenya will forever be indebted to them for fighting and neutralizing Shabaab threat.
“Your being here in Somalia has saved many lives, and for that Kenyans will forever be indebted to you. Your presence here has at least freed people of the fear of Al Shabaab,” President Kenyatta said.
The Dhobley Military Camp is the headquarters of the AMISOM, a nerve centre and a log base for the UN.
The head of state and their Commander in Chief also assured the soldiers of the governments' support. He was accompanied by Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe.