Sunday, December 4, 2022

Kenya receives six Bell Huey II helicopters from USA

The Kenya Defence Forces received six Bell Huey II helicopters valued at $106 million (Sh11 billion) from USA.

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The U.S Government has donated military helicopters to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to help in the war against terror. They will assist troops who are part of the African Union Mission in Somalia, that has been conducting operations against terror group al Shabaab.


US ambassador Robert Godec said Kenya has made good progress in strengthening security and that his country will continue giving support.

“The US welcomes the efforts Kenya is making. We are going to stand shoulder to shoulder with you in this war,” said Godec.

He noted that the delivery was a follow up to a cooperation memorandum the two countries entered in 2010.

The other two will be delivered to the Kenya Defence Forces in May 2017.

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