By Hannatu Sadiq
The UK and Kenya have signed a new defence agreement to fight the threat posed by the Somali jihadist group, al-Shabab.
Following a meeting between defence ministers of the two nations in London, the UK announced it was stepping up its counter-terrorism and military support.
This is to include efforts to prevent extremism in coastal areas which are vital for Kenya’s tourism industry.
Kenya has been a target for al-Shabab since October 2011, when it sent its army into neighbouring Somalia to fight the jihadist group.
Thousands of British troops train each year in Kenya in preparation for deployment to arid conflict zones.
In other news, a Kenyan court is due to rule whether the British army could face legal action over a large fire in a conservation area where British troops had been training earlier this year.