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KDF put smiles on faces of children, teachers in Boni

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  • Teachers and students in Boni area of Lamu County enjoyed military chopper rides as they were airlifted to their respective schools.
  • KDF donated 80 desks to Mataarba and Sangailu Primary Schools in Ijara Constuency, Garissa County.

Kenyans from various parts of the country on Tuesday experienced first-hand, the humanitarian side of the Kenya Defence Forces.

Teachers and students in Boni area of Lamu County enjoyed military chopper rides as they were airlifted to their respective schools.

In an exercise officiated by Commander Operation Amani Boni (OAB) Colonel David Chesire, teachers and students from schools in the villages of Kiangwe, Milimani, Mararani, Mangai and Basuba were airlifted from the Manda Naval Base airstrip and each of them dropped to their respective schools.

Teachers and students in Boni were airlifted by a KDF chopper to their respective schools. Schools in the country reopening for in-face learning on January 4, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. PHOTO/KDF.

Colonel Chesire promised that multi-agency troops will continue to provide support to all service delivery sectors, to ensure that the people of Lamu as well as people from the larger Boni enclave enjoy services just as other Kenyans across the country.

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The military men did not stop there. At a time when schools are grappling with achieving social distance in classes, KDF donated 80 desks to Mataarba and Sangailu Primary Schools in Ijara Constuency, Garissa County.

KDF donated 80 desks to Mataarba and Sangailu Primary Schools in Ijara, Garissa County. The desks will come in hnday in helping the pupils achieve social distancing in classes, in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. PHOT/ KDF

Tuesday was a busy day for KDF as troops from Bargoni Military Camp also engaged with pastoralists and farmers at Mokowe, Lamu County, to seek solutions to extremism and radicalisation.

The meeting was well attended with representatives from NGOs, County Government, provincial administration amongst other key stakeholders.

KDF troops from the Bargoni Military Camp engaging with pastoralists and farmers at Mokowe, Lamu in a bid to seek solutions to extremism and radicalisation. PHOTO/ KDF.

“OAB has been in the frontline in providing humanitarian assistance as well as engaging the locals within the Boni enclave, with an aim of providing crucial services to the people, as well as creating an environment of collaboration between troops and the communities,” says KDF.

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