US to pay Kenyan forces to guard Obama
24 July 2015, 17:25
Nairobi - The US government will pay Kenyan security forces to ensure the security of US President Barack Obama whilst he is in the country.
It emerged as Obama was scheduled to arrive in the country to commence his three day tour to Kenya Friday evening.
According to security agents whop spoke to News24, the US government will pay them KES 2,400 daily whilst Obama is in the country, for their services.
" We are being paid to offer support to the US security personnel in the country," an officer who wished not to be named as he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the forces told News24.
It is expected that over 10,000 officers will be on watch in Nairobi over the weekend but it is not clear how many are under the US payroll.
Some sources intimated that the pay will only go to the elite GSU Recce squad which is offering VIP protection during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit GES.
Obama will leave the country Sunday evening after a highly involving three day tour to the country.
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