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Two hundred Kenya Defence Force troops, are scheduled to be withdrawn from Somalia in two years’ time.

This is according to the timelines drawn by the United Nations Security Council.

The withdrawal, comes seven years after KDF troops entered Somalia, under the aegis of ‘operation Linda Nchi’ ,on October 14,2011, in pursuit of Al Shabaab terrorists who had been entering Kenya.

According to the council resolution, Kenyan troops will leave Somalia in December 2020, after mentoring Somalia security forces, to take control from AMISOM.

All sixteen forward operating base occupied by KDF troops working under AMISOM will be taken over by Somalia national army and Jubaland security force.

Last year, Kenya withdrew 200 troops from AMISOM as part of its share in the 1000 man strong force in the drawdown authorized by the UN Security Council.