AMISOM XI Command Group Pre Deployment Training commenced at the Humanitarian Peace Support School with 53 participants drawn from different Formations of the Kenya Defence Forces.
The opening ceremony was graced by GOC Westcom Maj General M Kivunzi accompanied by Director IPSTC - Brigadier L Mwazighe, Commander 4 Brigade Brigadier Kuto, Chief of Training HQ Keny Army - Brigadier Mzee and SOI PSO HPSS Lt Col Gichohi.
The aim of the course is to equip the command and staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate effectively in the mission environment and to impart that knowledge, skills and attitudes to their troops in the implementation of the AMISOM mandate.
On his keynote address, Gen. Kivunzi told the participants to pay close attention during the training in order to tap from the wealth of knowledge and experience of each other and that of the facilitators so as to effectively and efficiently undertake assigned duties. He stated that high standards of conduct and behaviour are expected as they go to AMISOM which is a a multinational and multidimensional environment.
The course is scheduled to run for 2 weeks and will end on 06 August 2021.