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12102013 AMISOM KENYAN TROOPS ROTATIONS

12102013 AMISOM KENYAN TROOPS ROTATIONS

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Members of the Kenyan Defence Force serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), have ended their tour of duty and are being replaced by a new battalion to serve in the peacekeeping mission. The AU mission is tasked with bringing security and stabilizing the Horn of African Nation that has been at wracked by conflict for over two decades.
The rotating soldiers have been in Somalia for the last one year serving alongside other African troops from Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti and Sierra Leone that make up the peacekeeping force. The troops are mandated to support the Somali National Forces (SNA) in the fight against the Al Qaeda linked extremist group al Shabaab.
Members of the Kenyan Defence Force serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), have ended their tour of duty and are being replaced by a new battalion to serve in the peacekeeping mission. The AU mission is tasked with bringing security and stabilizing the Horn of African Nation that has been at wracked by conflict for over two decades.
The rotating soldiers have been in Somalia for the last one year serving alongside other African troops from Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti and Sierra Leone that make up the peacekeeping force. The troops are mandated to support the Somali National Forces (SNA) in the fight against the Al Qaeda linked extremist group al Shabaab.

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STORY:
AMISOM KENYAN TROOPS ROTATIONS
 
TRT: 3:22
 
SOURCE:
 AU/UN IST
 
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 AU/UN IST
 
LANGUAGE:
ENGLISH/NATS
 
DATELINE:
12 OCTOBER 2013 / KISMAYO/SOMALIA
 
Shot List: Recent File/ Kismayo
 
DATELINE: 17th September 2013 / Kismayo1. Wide shot, Brig.Anthony Ngere briefing the outgoing troops2. Medium shot, the outgoing KDF soldiers listening to the brief 3. Close up shot, the outgoing KDF soldiers listening to the brief 4. Wide shot, the outgoing KDF soldiers listening to the brief 5. Wide shot, the outgoing KDF soldiers listening to the brief 
 
6. SOUNDBITE: AMISOM Sector Two Commander Brigadier Anthony Ngere
 
“Am very proud of 
my officers and men, who are going out, because we have gone through quite anumber of challenges but we have surmounted them. For the in coming we want to encourage them tocontinue with the same efforts of bringing stability and security not only here in Kismayo but in the whole
of this sector”.
 
7. Med shot, the outgoing KDF soldiers boarding the plane8. Close up shot, the outgoing KDF soldiers boots boarding the plane
 
9. Wide shot, incoming KDF soldiers alighting the plane
 
10. Med shot, Brig.Anthony Ngere welcoming the incoming troops
 
DATELINE: 12th October 2013 / Kismayo
 
11. Wide shot, Kismayo airport
 
12. close up shot, Kismayo airport13. Wide shot, AMISOM KDF troops listening to a brief 
 
14. Close up, AMISOM KDF Officer briefing the troops
 
15. Wide shot, AMISOM KDF troops boarding there armoured vehicle
 
16. Mid shot, AMISOM KDF troops in the armoured vehicle
 
17. Wide shot, AMISOM KDF armoured vehicle heading to Kismayo town
 
18. Close up shot, the gun mounted on the AMISOM KDF armoured vehicle
 
19. Wide shot AMISOM KDF armoured vehicle arriving in Kismayo town
 
20. SOUNDBITE: Captain Patrick Njau Mukundi, Civilian-Military Cooperation (CIMIC)
 
“We have dominated this town with patrols and it’s evident now that normalcy has returned. As you can
see,
the people are moving freely and doing business without interference”.
 
 
21. Wide shot AMISOM KDF armoured vehicle and troops patrol Kismayo town
 
22. Wide shot AMISOM KDF holding positions in Kismayo town
 
23. Mid shot AMISOM KDF holding positions in Kismayo town
 
24. Close up ,AMISOM KDF holding positions in Kismayo town25. Wide shot AMISOM KDF armoured vehicle and troops patrol Kismayo town
 
26. Mid shot AMISOM KDF holding positions in Kismayo town
 
27. Wide shot Kismayo town
 
28. Wide shot AMISOM KDF troops patrol Kismayo town
STORY
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Members of the Kenyan Defence Force serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM),have ended their tour of duty and are being replaced by a new battalion to serve in the peacekeepingmission. The AU mission is tasked with bringing security and stabilizing the Horn of African Nation thathas been at wracked by conflict for over two decades.
 
The rotating soldiers have been in Somalia for the last one year serving alongside other African troopsfrom Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti and Sierra Leone that make up the peacekeeping force. The troops aremandated to support the Somali National Forces (SNA) in the fight against the Al Qaeda linked extremistgroup al Shabaab.
 
“Am very proud of 
my officers and men, who are going out, because we have gone through quite anumber of challenges but we have surmounted them. For the in coming we want to encourage them tocontinue with the same efforts of bringing stability and security not only here in Kismayo but in the whole
of this sector”, outgoing
 AMISOM Sector Two Commander Brigadier Anthony Ngere.Kismayo was under the control of al Shabaab, who used the lucrative port as a major source of revenuefor its operations, until forces of the SNA and the Ras Kimboni Brigade with support from units of 
 AMISOM’s Kenyan contingent, forced the group out of the city. The
capture of Kismayo set the stage for the signing of theJubbaland agreement between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and theleaders of Jubbaland administration following their talks in Addis Ababa August 23
 –
27th of this year.
 
The incoming troops have hit the ground running and are conducting daily patrols in and around theeconomically and strategically important port city. The patrols have helped restore relative calm to the

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