Kenya and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark earlier in the month signed an implementation agreement dubbed ‘Maritime Cooperation Programme’ at the Kenya’s Defence Headquarters in Nairobi.
The MCP will entail support for the development of Kenya’s Maritime Domain Awareness concept under a Danish Peace and Stabilization Programme for the Horn of Africa.
Kenya and Denmark have entered in an agreement that will help Kenya modernize her Maritime Domain Awareness that was signed at the Defence Headquarters early in February.
The deal was signed by the Danish Ambassador to Kenya Amb. Mette Knudsen and the Principal Secretary Ministry of Defence Amb. Kirimi P Kaberia.
This programme dubbed ‘Maritime Cooperation Programme’ (MCP) falls under the Danish Peace and Stabilization Programme for the Horn of Africa for the period between 2015 and 2017.
The MCP between the two countries will be implemented to organically achieve the following primary objectives:
- Support feasibility study of an Integrated Maritime Surveillance System for Kenya
- Support implementation of aspects from Integrated Maritime System as per the study and provide necessary technical assistance
- Support the conduct of operational training needed to consolidate the Maritime Domain Awareness
- Support the running cost of the Danish Liaison Officer for the Kenya Navy
The cooperation between Denmark and Kenya is project to help Kenya boost her maritime surveillance capability in turn improving the country’s Navy operational capabilities in reconnaissance.
Attending the ceremony were the ceremony were, Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo, Defence Attaché Col. Soren Knudsen, Danish Liaison officer to Kenya Navy, Forsvaret John Aeroe Hansen and other senior military officers.