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Cabinet approves AU request on Kenyan troops

06 December 2011, 18:13

The Cabinet has approved an African Union request that Kenya Defence Forces battling Somalia militia Al-Shabaab join the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom).

The move that is subject to Parliamentary approval is meant as a strategy to combat the Al-Shabaab.

"The Cabinet that met under the Chairmanship of President Mwai Kibaki at State House Nairobi also approved the re-hatting of the Kenya Defence Forces in Somalia to Amisom, subject to approval by Parliament," said an emailed statement Tuesday.

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