US gives nod for $418m military aircraft sale to Kenya
Tuesday January 24 2017
A fighter jet. Kenya seeks to replace its aging F-5E fighters jets with Air Tractor AT- 802L armed aircrafts. PHOTO | FILE
In a statement, the US State Department said that the company, L-3 Communications, can now supply Kenya with 12 Air Tractor AT- 802L armed aircraft that will aid the country in its fight against Al-Shabaab terrorists group.
On August 12, when three Ugandan Air Force Mi-24 combat helicopters crashed into Mount Kenya, questions were asked about the safety of the region’s military aircraft and the competence of their pilots.