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Kenya: Explosions

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 82103, tabled on 25 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of whether British munitions were responsible for the explosion at Archers Post Training Area in 2021 that injured a civilian.

Answered on

30 November 2021

On 23 January 2021 a mini-flare was discovered and inadvertently deployed by a Kenyan civilian. This flare is consistent with British munitions that had been used in the area. The matter was investigated by the Kenyan authorities as it took place on Kenyan land and involved a Kenyan national.

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