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Kenya opens new military base in Garissa

Storyline:Security, World

President Uhuru Kenyatta today commissioned the Modika Barracks, Kenya’s newest army barracks and home to the Kenya Army’s 6 Brigade.

The barracks, which will be home to three army fighting units and three support sub-units, is part of a program to modernise and improve the capability of the Kenya Defence Forces.

At the same event, President Kenyatta launched the Soldier’s Legend, a book documenting the 55-year history of the Kenya Army and the soldiers who have always stood at the frontline to defend Kenya.


President Kenyatta said the government will continue dedicating enough resources and funds to support the Kenya Defence Forces to continue maintaining its status as a world class military that is ready to defend Kenya.

He said Kenyan soldiers have always earned praise for their role in promoting peace in many parts of the world.