Nairobi, Nov. 30 -- The State now wants Parliament to approve a new defence cooperation agreement (DCA) with the United Kingdom that will include the fight against terrorism, organised crime and human trafficking.

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been cooperating with the UK forces primarily in the defence industry, training support and exchange of students in military institutions.

Under the current agreement, the UK has provided annual training for over 1,100 KDF soldiers, with courses in Britain or with UK military training teams in Kenya.

Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale, however, said the current deal is narrow and does not exploit all the potential areas of collaboration for the benefit of both nations.

The draft agreement...