The Kenyan navy has faced both planned-for and ambush challenges in the Indian ocean protecting the Kenyan and Somalia border.
For the past 10 years, the Kenyan navy in a secretive operation has been guarding the Kenyan coast and also helping the war-torn neighboring Somalia nation.
Addressing the press, Lieutenant Onesmus Katiwa disclose some details of the ten years operation that has so far seen the Somalia government regain the Kismayo town that was under Al-Shabaab lieutenant. He further revealed that the deployed soldiers stayed in Kismayo where they prepared and carried out their patrol on the Indian ocean. Their main task is checking for enemy vessels and any other threats that could bring the coast at risk.
The Kenya navy prepared and trained for the Kismayo operation from Baringo, Kenya in 2011. After this, they were deployed and took over Kismayo in 2012 and since then have been working to drive the Al-Shabaab out of other towns. The lieutenant expressed his confidence in their operations and said that in ten years’ time, much of the mission shall have been accomplished.