Prince William expected to visit British Army Training Unit in Kenya

Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9886016o) His Royal Highness Prince William

A few weeks after the United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May visited the country, a member of the royal family is expected to jet into the country.

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William is expected to come to Kenya on 30 September this year and is also expected to visit other African nations as well.

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Prince William who is now the patron of the Royal African Society (RAS) will have public and private engagements in Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya where he is expected to address issues related to wildlife conservation as well.

In a statement from Alice Simpson a communication officer in the British government, Prince William is expected to visit the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) that is based in Nanyuki, Laikipia County. Prince William is the Colonel of the unit.

“His Royal Highness will visit the 1st Battalion Irish Guards Battle group, which will be training under BATUK, in his role as Colonel of the Regiment. In his maiden speech as RAS patron, Prince William expressed his concern over the wildlife situation in the continent that include poaching. 

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“Like so many others, I am deeply saddened by the numbers of elephant, rhino and pangolin who have been illegally killed for their tusks, horns and scales. This is why I am committed to doing what I can to help end this terrible global crime. This will be a particular focus on my upcoming visit to Africa,” said Prince William.

This is the second time the prince is visiting the country with his first trip being in 2016 when he met President Uhuru Kenyatta at statehouse where they had fruitful discussions revolving around security and wildlife conservation, a subject he is passionate about.

This time it is yet to be confirmed whether the prince will meet the president.
In his last visit, Prince William witnessed an initiative to fit radio-tracking collars on elephants to help with research and conservation efforts.