Cabinet approves setting up of C-IED Centre

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday chaired the first Cabinet meeting of 2019 on the last day of January 31.
  • During the State House meeting, the Cabinet approved the establishment of a Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Centre (C-IED Centre) at Embakasi Garrison in Nairobi.
    The C-IED Centre, which will be a constituent college of the International Peace Support Training college will equip Kenya Defence Forces with skills and knowledge to address IEDs.
  • According to the national broadcaster KBC, Uhuru approved an agreement with Germany to donate Kshs208 million for the construction of the C-IED Centre.
  • The C-IED Centre will be useful especially because of Kenya’s war with Al Shabaab.
  •  The Cabinet also discussed and approved the hosting of the 23rd session of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Coordinating Committee meeting for Africa in Nairobi, to be held from 2nd to 6th September.
  • A statement from the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit stated that the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee meeting for Africa is important in boosting Kenya’s Big Four Agenda especially the food security and nutrition pillar.
  • Hosting the meeting will particularly provide a platform for the advancement of Kenya’s influence regionally and globally on food safety standards as well as an opportunity for Kenya’s food industry players to showcase their products.
  • Further, the meeting will contribute to the promotion of Kenya’s tourism sector and strengthen the country’s position as a preferred tourist destination in the continent.
  • Earlier the same morning, Uhuru bid farewell to the outgoing US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec. President Uhuru Kenyatta and outgoing US Ambassador to Kenya


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