Kenya and the United Kingdom (UK) have signed the Security Compact 2023 to tackle emerging global security threats including extremism.
The pact was signed on Wednesday during a meeting between Interior and National Administration Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki and UK Security Minister Tom Tugendhat at Harambee House, Nairobi.
The two Ministers also held bilateral talks that focussed on community security, prevention of violent extremism, counterterrorism, regional security, immigration crimes, cyber security, serious organised crime, child protection and movement of illicit commodities.
They acknowledged the changing face of national, regional and global security threats and the need for cooperation and strengthened partnership to tackle these challenges.
CS Kindiki was accompanied by Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omolo and Immigration Principal Secretary Julius Bitok. The visiting UK Minister was flanked by outgoing British High Commissioner Jane Marriot.
The agreements begun in 2018.
In 2021, the then Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and UK’s Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace signed the deal.
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