On 29 August, Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on naval construction and defence with the Indian authorities.
The MoU was signed as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defence Aden Bare Duale, on a visit to Kenya. They discussed capacity building and cooperation in the defence industry between the two countries.
The Indian Navy will provide their expertise to enhance the capability of securing Kenya’s maritime space. The agreement entails military, training, and intelligence-sharing cooperation to conduct maritime surveillance of the western Indian Ocean. The aim of preventing and combating terrorism, piracy, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and illegal fishing.