HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 c716W
Mr. Harvey

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what training has been provided for Kenyan security units in(a) internal control and (b) internal security by the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement. [28840]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

I have been asked to reply.

The Department for International Development fund one training project for police officers which aims to improve management skills and human rights awareness of senior officers. They intend to evaluate the impact of this project. No other assistance for the police is currently planned. No training in riot control has been provided to the Kenyan police or armed forces by the British Government.

We have expressed our concern over the excessive use of force by Kenyan police in dispersing crowds taking part in protests last year.

The only military training that we offer the Kenyan Armed Forces is focused on raising professional standards for tasks such as peace keeping duties throughout Africa.

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