FRANCE TRAINS 700 SOLDIERS
Ramoneda said France has trained 700 Kenyan soldiers in two years and they have been deployed to Somalia. Kenya forces entered Somalia to fight al Shabaab in 2011 after several kidnapping of foreigners at the Dadaab refugee camp and a couple in a hotel in Lamu. Ramoneda said France is keen on strengthening its relationship with Kenya. She said they have now partnered with Kenya Navy and the Maritime department to improve security.