Kenyan cabinet approves plans for IED centre to be based at International Peace Support Training Centre

Soldier finds IED
A soldier carefully uncovers an IED. Photo: Twitter/BPST_A

Following recent terrorist incidents in Kenya, the country’s Cabinet have approved the establishment of a Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Centre in Embakasi, Nairobi.

As a constituent of the International Peace Support Training Centre, the college is expected to equip Kenya Defence Forces personnel with the knowledge and technology to robustly detect and safely disarm IEDs.

The German government has offered a 1.8 million Euro donation for the construction of the centre which will equip the Kenya Defence Forces personnel with the knowledge and technology to robustly detect and safely disarm IEDs.

In the wake of two improvised explosive incidents being reported in downtown Nairobi, the C-IED Centre is deemed to be an important development, especially while Kenya Defence Force (KDF) personnel are operational in Somalia where IEDs are often used by the Al-Shabaab militia.

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