, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – The visiting Duke of Cambridge Prince William on Saturday visited the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK) in Laikipia where the first Battalion Irish Guards Battlegroup are training.
During his visit, Prince William engaged with the soldiers there and sort to know how they are faring especially in their interactions with the locals in the region.
William is on a tour of Africa where he is promoting his pet project of conservation.
Laikipia is home to nearly half of the endangered black Rhinos and boasts of other species like the Grevy’s zebras.
William was last in Kenya in March 2016 where he held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta where they discussed issues of security and wildlife conservation.
His visit comes ahead of that of US first lady Melania Trump who is expected in the country on Monday when she begins her first solo Africa tour visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt to promote child welfare and education.
The White House said the trip would take place in the first week of October, and focus on maternal and newborn care in hospitals, education for children, the culture and history of each country, and how the United States is supporting them on their journey to self-reliance.
In Egypt, the US first lady’s final stop, she will highlight tourism and preservation projects as well as issues concerning women and religious minorities.
US President Donald Trump and Melania hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta and first lady Margaret at the White House last month.