Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) sent to Tanzania – Details

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Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in Tanzania on a humanitarian mission after a major earthquake
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in Tanzania on a humanitarian mission after a major earthquake

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) on Saturday, September 17, entered Tanzania on a humanitarian mission after a major earthquake affected the country.
KDF were sent on a mission named #Ops SaidiaJirani to help victims of the earthquake that had hit East Africa.

Tanzania was the nation that felt the brunt of the earthquake that killed 19 people and injured 300 others.

The country was also left grappling with a major housing problem as more than 16,000 buildings damaged or completely destroyed.

A convoy of four trucks, three Land Rovers and a Land Cruiser delivered iron sheets, blankets and mattresses.

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in Tanzania on a humanitarian mission after a major earthquake
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in Tanzania on a humanitarian mission after a major earthquake

The humanitarian aid by KDF is expected to go a long way as Tanzania has more than 126,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance after the earthquake.

The East African earthquake ravaged parts of the region on Saturday, September 10, with its epicenter at Kagera-Bukoba in Tanzania.

The earthquake was felt in several parts of Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

In Kenya, the tremors were felt in parts of Nyanza, Western Kenya and Rift valley.

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in Tanzania on a humanitarian mission after a major earthquake
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in Tanzania on a humanitarian mission after a major earthquake