Peace Keeping & Support Operations
We have contributed over 40,000 peacekeepers including mission leadership in Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Asia. We believe inclusive triangular consultations between the Security Council, the UN Secretariat and Troop and Police contributing countries are essential in making peace operations fit for purpose.
Actively engaged in global and regional efforts for peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution; contributing to more than 40,000 troops and other personnel to peacekeeping operations in over 40 countries. Kenya also has a member of the Peace Building Commission organizational committee since 2012.
Deployed military observers to a number of missions including those in Namibia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kuwait, Western Sahara, Mozambique, Rwanda and Angola.
Contributed staff officers, civilian police monitors and infantry troops. The level of participation has also included force commanders, chief military observers, and chiefs of staff. Kenyan United Nations Peace-Keepers have served in 16 different countries in Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and Asia.
An elaborate training programme for peace-keeping operations staff. The course curriculum emphases thorough knowledge of the environment and background to the conflict to which they are to be deployed. Peace-Keeping staff are therefore, given mission-specific training. This comprehensive curriculum has enabled the country to produce highly trained peace-keeping staff.
Hosted and continues to host several United Nations Peace-Keeping Seminars, beginning in July 2002, when the First UN Standardized Generic Training Module Seminar was held at the Peace Training Support Centre based at the Defence Training College in Karen, Nairobi.
Kenya's Achievements under the Peace Keeping & Support Operations
Contribution in terms of peacekeeping troops
Kenya has contributed to more than 55,000 troops and other personnel to peacekeeping operations in over 40 countries
Consistent contribution to the African Union
Kenya is ranked the 13th largest African Union contributor of uniformed UN peacekeepers.
Peacekeeping capacity building
Kenya hosts the International Peace Support Training Center which is one of the largest and oldest peacekeeping training centers on the continent