Senior officers of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) included Kenya (Republic) in its training of foreign forces.
CANSOFCOM trained spec ops forces and counter-terrorism units in Kenya.
CANSOFCOM has been involved in the US-led Flintlock program, an exercise that trains African special operations forces.
Strategic Intelligence found out that Canadian Special Operations Forces Command provided advice during the Westgate Terror Attack in Nairobi Kenya in September 2013.
In 2013, CANSOFCOM personnel were in Nairobi, Kenya, training Kenya’s military Special Forces. It was at the same time in September 2013 When Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Westgate Mall in the Capital Nairobi.
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command were not involved in the anti-terrorism response mission at the mall.
Canadian National Defence spokesman Daniel Blouin said Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) under orders from the Canadian Embassy staff in Nairobi assessed security at the Westgate Mall..