The Kenyan and UK governments on Monday agreed to review a Ksh1.8 Billion security agreement struck in 2023.

A statement by the Ministry of Interior following a meeting between Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo and UK High Commissioner Neil Wigan revealed that the two governments had agreed to review the agreement dubbed Borderlands Security Compact to broaden the scope of collaboration to encompass Cybersecurity and Police reforms.

The pact which was signed by the UK Security Minister Tom Tugendhat MP and Interior Ministry Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki in May 2023, aims to firm up security cooperation between the two countries, particularly in terrorism.

The British government also committed to funneling Ksh1.8 billion (£10 million) each year towards various security operations during the three-year period when the deal was expected to run.

 The deal is expected to support counter-terrorism programs, as well as commitments on defense, international cooperation, community security, law enforcement and criminal justice, cyber security, and bilateral, multilateral, and regional coordination.

“Kenya matters to Britain. Seeing Kenyan troops march alongside other Commonwealth forces at HM The King’s Coronation was a reminder of our shared history and the promise of a strong future. By working with Kenya, our key security partner in East Africa, we are helping to keep both our peoples safe and strengthen global security”, explained UK’s security Minister Tugendhat.