HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c421W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many British military personnel are stationed in Kenya; how many of them are directly employed within each of the following: the Kenya air force, the general service unit, the Army and the police special branch; what agreements govern the deployment of United Kingdom forces in that country; and whether the United Kingdom troops are working in conjunction with the United States troops based in Kenya.

Mr. Pattie

There are eight British military personnel permanently stationed in Kenya at the British high commission in Nairobi and on the British Army training and liaison staff. There are, in addition, 10 service personnel on loan to provide assistance to the Kenyan armed forces. The details remain confidential between our two Governments, but none is involved with the general service unit or the police special branch. British forces exercise in Kenya under arrangements contained in an exchange of letters signed on 14 July 1967 (Cmnd. 3581). There are no formal links between British troops and any US troops in Kenya, though there is informal consultation about our respective military assistance efforts.