Kenya government will work with European Union (EU) in the global war in Fighting Against Terrorism.
Terrorism poses a major economic and well as security challenge in East Africa. Kenya suffers from Al Shabaab attacks in a retaliatory move by the Somalia based jihadist due to Kenya Defence Forces incursions in Somalia.
Kenya troops have continued on their offensive against the Al Shabaab militants killing thousands and liberating major locations that were under the control of the militants.
European Union will help Kenya combat the spread of the Somalia based group. The Head of the EU’s Political, Press and Information said the body will use about 19 million Euros in the war against terrorism.
Garissa University massacre has prompted EU to join forces with Kenya to fight Al Shabaab expansion within the region.
European Union has embarked on three major projects in Nairobi. The first is a three year project aimed at countering the financing of the militant group. The project will focus on curbing anti-money laundering across the region.
Second, European Union another pilot project will focus on Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia to counter the issue of radicalization and extremism at the grassroots.
Third, European Union will work on intervention modalities of intelligence gathering and prosecution of terrorist suspects.
European Union recognizes the effort Kenya Security Agencies in curbing terrorism activities in East Africa and beyond.
Kenya hopes to modernize its military while increasing of Intelligence Service capability to detect and preempt terror threats, securing her citizenry and properties.