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Comm on Defence PP on BATUK

๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐— ๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐——๐—˜๐—™๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—– ๐—›๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—”๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—› ๐—”๐—ฅ๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—”

The Departmental Committee on Defence, Intelligence and Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Hon Nelson Koechย  (Belgut), will hold public hearings regardinf the conduct of British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK) from in Laikipia and Samburu counties from Tuesday, May 28 to Thursday, May 30, 2024.ย 

The inquiry follows allegations of corruption, fraud, discrimination, and abuse of power within BATUK,

mistreatment, torture, unlawful detention, killings or any other violations of the internationally recognised human rights standards.

Membersย  will also assess BATUKโ€™s operational integrity, especially safety protocols, compliance with legal requirements and adherence to established military standards.

The Committee, acting within its constitutional mandate to exercise oversight over state organs, will delve into these issues throughout BATUK's history in Kenya.

Members of the Committee have called on Kenyans to attend the hearings and submit written or oral testimonies concerning BATUK's operations.ย 

On the 28th May 2024, the Committee will meet Members of the public in Laikipia East, Jua Kali Centreย  and in Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Social Hall.ย 

Onย  29th May 2024, legislators will receive submissions from residents in Archers Post, Archers Post Chiefโ€™s Camp. Residents of Doldol, Kiwanja Ndege Centre in Samburu County will have their say on 30th May 2024.

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