Kenya: Military Personnel

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Deputy Chairman (Field Campaigning and Opinion Research), The Conservative Party

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many military personnel are currently serving in Kenya; and whether there are any proposals to increase that number.

Photo of Baroness Taylor of Bolton Baroness Taylor of Bolton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement)

There are currently 62 permanent staff serving in Kenya. These are split between several roles including: the Defence Section in the High Commission; the British Peace Support Team—East Africa (BPST-EA); and the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK). BATUK includes 13 permanent staff and 28 augmentees on six-month postings; we are currently reviewing this, and no decisions have been made.

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