By Fred Mulwa
President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded efforts by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the fight against terrorism both in Somalia, and closer home.
He also praised the military for the role they are playing in Boni forest, Lamu County, as part of the Multi Agency Force, ridding the region of terrorists and other criminals.
He said their engagements have greatly degraded Al Shabaab’s ability to attack.
“When this entire region is finally at peace, it will be because the men and women of this Service fought bravely for peace, for prosperity, and for freedom and equality under law,” said the President.
Kenyatta, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, was speaking on Thursday during the recruits pass out parade at their training school in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
He said one of his essential duties, as the Commander-in-Chief is the protection of Kenyans and the preservation of Kenya’s integrity under the constitution.
He said in defence of Kenya and in the pursuit of peace and security, some of the gallant soldiers have paid the ultimate price noting that the losses are a reminder that the threat is still there.