KDF to buy 118 top military vehicles to fight al Shabaab.

The Department of Defence is set to procure 118 Armored Personnel Carriers from Turkey.

The move is aimed at ensuring maximum survivability of its troops as they tackle the al Shabaab militia in Somalia.

KDF Spokesperson Col Zipporah Kioko told the Star DoD is finalising the deal with a Turkish firm to bring in the 118 high-performance APCs.