Cabinet approves AU request on Kenyan troops

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Wednesday,07 December,2011The Cabinet has approved an African Union request that Kenya Defence Forces battling Somalia militia Al-Shabaab join the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom).

The move that is subject to Parliamentary approval is meant as a strategy to combat the Al-Shabaab.

“The Cabinet that met under the Chairmanship of President Mwai Kibaki at State House Nairobi also approved the re-hatting of the Kenya Defence Forces in Somalia to Amisom, subject to approval by Parliament,” said an emailed statement Tuesday.

The Cabinet also approved the hosting of the Nairobi Summit on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia early next year.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the Cabinet gave nod to the Public Private Partnership Policy and Public Private Partnership Bill 2011.

Both the policy and Bill seek to create a conducive environment for private sector participation in the provision of public services through investment of capital, managerial skills and technology.

The Bill establishes institutions to regulate, facilitate, monitor, supervise and approve Private Public Partnerships.The disposal of non-core assets by the Pyrethrum Board of Kenya in order to enhance its operational capacity was also approved.

Nairobi/Kenya.