Defence Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma during an interview with the  Nation at her office in Nairobi on October 8, 2020.

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CS Juma on KDF exit from Somalia, rescuing KMC and Nairobi

What you need to know:

  • Kenyans should expect KMC to work; that is my commitment to them. We have a capacity to turn it around. We have a capacity to contribute to the productivity of this nation. 
  • We don’t just deploy uniformed people, we deploy competencies. And that is what we are good at because in the MoD, particularly the uniform side, we have an array of high-caliber capabilities. 

Kenya’s military forces have been in the news lately for a number of reasons. Other than the deployment to Somalia, they have been busy building local railway lines, running a meat factory, and even taking over the city. In this wide-ranging interview with the Nation, Cabinet Secretary for Defence, Dr Monica Juma, explains to Weekend Editions Managing Editor Bernard Mwinzi the perceived militarisation of government, the welfare of frontline soldiers, exit from the trenches of Somalia, and the revolving saga of the abducted Cuban doctors


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