General Service Unit News

Rare video of Kenyan special forces' combat training in Ruiru

- The Kenya Prisons Service officers were training at Ruiru staff training college - The group of six officers were clad in full command gear and were under guidance of two instructors - Kenya Prisons Service officers are usually trained in Kenya and broad - This revelation signifies of a possibility of KPS developing its elite squad like Kenya Defence Forces, General Service Unit and Directorate of Criminal Investigations As Kenyan security forces continue to receive praises for their commendable rescue operation during the DusitD2 attack a rare video of Kenya Prisons Service (KPS) officers training on special operation has surfaced on social media sites.

Tuko , Kenya Jan 22, 2019

Family of police officer killed in DusitD2 rescue mission appeal for funeral cash Kenya News

- Ndunguja was killed as he helped in a mission to rescue people who were attacked at DusitD2 Hotel - He was among GSU officers based in Ruaraka who were deployed to fight the al-Shabaab gunmen - The terrorists killed him shortly before they were gunned down by a multi agency security team - They also claimed lives of at least 20 other people who were caught up in the horrific ambush - His family requested for financial aid from the public to enable them give him a descent send off on Saturday The family of a General Service Unit (GSU) officer who was killed during the terror attack at 14 Riverside Drive has appealed to the public to help them raise funds to be used in facilitating burial arrangements.

Tuko , Kenya Jan 22, 2019

The secret lives of al-Shabaab brides

Female jihadis, such as Ms Kemunto, with her beauty and level of education, serve as potent recruiting magnets for Islamist groups, said Mr Musamali, a former General Service Unit officer.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 22, 2019

Kenya’s security forces did better this time. But there are still gaps

As a result, during the Riverside attack security officers from the Special Forces of the Kenyan Defence Force, the General Service Unit’s Recce Squad, and investigators from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations worked together under one commandant.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 21, 2019

Kenya’s security forces did better this time - but there are still gaps

As a result, during the Riverside attack security officers from the Special Forces of the Kenyan Defence Force, the General Service Unit’s Recce Squad, and investigators from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations worked together under one commandant.

The Star , Kenya Jan 21, 2019

After Westgate debacle, quick end to latest Kenyan attack shows progress

REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi This time, the authorities flooded the area with elite units, including the paramilitary General Service Unit (GSU) and its crack Recce squad, along with a new force trained by the United States to respond to emergencies at American facilities.

Reuters , Africa Jan 21, 2019

[ANALYSIS] Kenya’s security forces did better this time. But there're still gaps

As a result, during the Riverside attack security officers from the Special Forces of the Kenyan Defence Force, the General Service Unit’s Recce Squad, and investigators from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations worked together under one commandant.

EWN , South Africa Jan 20, 2019

DusitD2 attack: Kenyans wowed by GSU choir's amazing tribute to terror victims Kenya News

Officers from the General Service Unit (GSU) choir on Sunday, January 20, charmed Kenyans with a brilliant performance in honour of those affected by the DusitD2 terror attack a few days earlier.

Tuko , Kenya Jan 20, 2019

The 3 special GSU, KDF and DCI forces involved in DusitD2 operation Kenya News

- Most of the elite squads do not have women personnel because the training surpasses qualities of an average human being - According to Kenya Defence Special Forces, all women soldiers drop out of training midway - Directorate of Criminal Investigations' Quick Response operates under the commandant of the Flying Squad Musa Yego and wear white t-shirts and green trousers - The General Service Unit Recce Company wears black combat gear - The teams worked in excellent coordination to counter the 14 Riverside terrorist attack Kenya security forces have been bombarded with praises from leaders and citizenry following the swift response and subsequent neutralisation of terrorists who attacked dusitD2 hotel that left at least 21 people dead.

Tuko , Kenya Jan 20, 2019

In deadly Nairobi attack, stories of fear, bravery and loss

The paramilitary wing of the Kenyan police known as the General Service Unit led the security operation against the extremists that lasted some 20 hours.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 20, 2019