Germany offers Kenya Sh200m for bombs detection school


Germany will donate 1.8 million Euros (Sh207.1 million) for the construction of a college in Nairobi that will equip the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) with skills to detect and safely disarm bombs.

The Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Centre (C-IED Centre) to be located at the Embakasi Garrison will be a constituent college of the International Peace Support Training Centre.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said KDF will stay in Somalia until security is restored even as the Al-Shabaab militia continue to conduct frequent assaults in Kenya.

“The Cabinet meeting discussed and approved an agreement where Germany has offered to donate 1.8 million Euros for the construction of the C-IED Centre,” read the statement from State House.

Approval of establishing the C-IED Centre comes just days after two people were injured when an IED went off at the Tom Mboya Street-Latema Road intersection in Nairobi’s Central Business District.

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