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Kenya: Military Alliances

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 13258, tabled on 6 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the defence cooperation agreement between the UK and Kenya, who are the members of the Inter-Governmental Liaison Committee.

Answered on

14 June 2022

The UK and Kenya Co-Chair the Inter Governmental Liaison Committee, and must both provide at least four representatives to each meeting. At least two representatives must be senior military officers of the rank Colonel or above, and at least two senior civilian Government officers from both parties.

The UK's Co-Chair of the Committee is the Defence Adviser Nairobi (a Brigadier). Other UK members include the policy lead from the Ministry of Defence, Senior Lawyer from the Operational and International Humanitarian Law Team in Ministry of Defence, and military commitments lead for Kenya from Ministry of Defence. Kenya's Co-Chair is an equivalent officer from the Defence Headquarters of the Kenyan Defence Forces.