Marine Major General John Sattler, the commander of the U.S.-led anti-terrorism task force, praised Kenya's minister of internal security Chris Murungaru, for his decision to warn the public of a renewed terrorist threat last week in Kenya. Sattler is due to hand over command to his Marine Corps peer, Brigadier General Mastin M. Robeson.
The Djibouti-based task force has recently added three Kenyan officers to its staff, to improve communication and intelligence gathering along Kenya's porous border with Somalia. - Adam Geibel
The US donated $1 million worth of sophisticated security equipment (including modern baggage X-ray machines, walk-through metal detectors and explosive trace detectors) to Kenya. The equipment will be installed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Wilson airport, and Moi International Airport, Mombassa.