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UK hands kits to fight terror in Kenya airports

15 September 2014, 21:01

Nairobi - The United Kingdom has handed over Improvised Explosive Device (IED) training kits to Kenya as part of efforts to counter terrorism at airports.

The British High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr Christian Turner, formally handed over the training kits to Kenya’s Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary, Eng. Michael Kamau, and Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Managing Director, Lucy Mbugua, at the East Africa Aviation School in Nairobi.

“Aviation security is another vital element in protecting all our citizens from acts of terrorism. Security is a priority for us all, so I am delighted that the UK Government continues to work closely with the KAA and the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), in order to further strengthen the existing aviation security regime in Kenya,” said the High Commissioner speaking during the official handover.

Also read: Lobby groups, MP condemn Mombasa terror suspect killing

The IED kits have been made by UK military experts especially with aviation in mind and include ‘dummy devices’ that mirror recent threats against aviation around the world, including bombs concealed by a passenger in his/her belongings. The IED kits will assist to broaden aviation security detection capability at airports across Kenya.

In addition to this equipment, the UK Government has and continues to offer various levels of aviation security training courses to the KAA and the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) on: explosive trace detection machines; x-ray screening; physical search of baggage and people; aviation security supervisor/managers skills; and on the job ‘mentoring’ training at airports in Kenya.

Meanwhile, Turner opened a UK “Counter IED and Recognition of Firearms and Explosives” training course running at the East African Aviation School.

It will run from September 15-19 and repeated next week.

The UK government will also continue to provide technical advice and support to The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in building their capability to prosecute complex counter-terrorism cases in Kenya. 

  – CAJ



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