Kenya is slated to be the African host of the UN Peace Keeping Rapid Deployment of Engineering. This UN unit is in collaboration with Japan and is projected to improve African countries’ participation in the UN peacekeeping missions especially around Africa.
The delightful news were announced after the president of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenya met with the two directors at the helm of the establishment; UN Director of Operational Support Services, Houston Fergusson and Nobuharu Imanishi who is a lead Japanese delegate in UN-Japan initiative.
Africa is current experiencing a huge gap in peacekeeping so much so that most peacekeeping missions in Africa for African have very few troops from the continent Peace Keeping Rapid Deployment of Engineering. The establishment of this UN Peace Keeping Rapid Deployment of Engineering will bridge that gap and encourage the contribution of peacekeepers my African states.
Historically, Kenya has been a major contributor of troops to curb insurgencies and maintain peace both within Africa and abroad and there couldn’t be a better choice for the establishment. The head of state endorsed the move saying that will be beneficial to both Kenya and Africa wholesomely.
Kenya’s dedication to a peaceful region and continent is felt in the efforts she has put in place and sacrifices she has made especially with the housing and supporting the refugees from her warring neighbors.
Kenya has been on the forefront to end war, establishment of transitional governments, negotiating peace deals as well as headline cease-fire deals in countries like Somalia, South Sudan, and Central Africa Republic among other states.
Kenya is fast rising to be a very fundamental actor in regional and continental conflicts and is becoming a very crucial player in matters Africa globally. Kenya has positioned herself to be a superpower in the African continent seeing as most countries both from the West and East are using her as a focal entry to access the continent.