February 28, 2016, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenya who is the Commander in Chief of Defence Force of Kenya left the country at 8.00 a.m Sunday to attend a heads of state summit for African countries with peacekeeping troops in Somalia.
The AMISOM summit is expected to discuss pertinent issues affecting the force troops in Somalia battling Al-Shabaab. The summit also expected to discuss and adopt proposals aimed at revitalizing AMISOM’s operations in the war-torn African country of Somalia and make more effective and in fighting the terror group.
AMISOM is a regional peacekeeping troop with a strong force of 22,000 soldiers deployed in Somalia. The mission was created by African Union with approval of United Nations.
It was created on January 19, 2007 by the Council for Peace and Security Union (CPS).
AMISOM comprises of force troops from Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi and Djibouti.
Last week Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta had visited Israel where he held discussions with President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intended to strengthen security and trade ties of the two nations.