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Kenya to provide security services in 2022 FIFA World Cup

KENYA is in advanced talks with Qatar to provide security services during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be held between November 21 and December 18 next year, the country’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i (pictured) said Friday.

News outlet CGTN reported Matiang’i as saying his ministry has already reached out to Qatar’s Prime Minister, who is also the Interior chief, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa, and that an agreement has been reached in principle.

‘In principle, we agreed with my Qatari counterpart Sheikh Khalid that Kenya could provide security personnel to support the Supreme Committee on Delivery and Legacy of Qatar in providing security services during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar,’ the CS during Qatar National Day celebrations hosted by Qatar’s Ambassador to Kenya Jabor bin Ali Al-Dosari in Nairobi.

Matiang’i said the security deal dominated bilateral talks during his September 2021 trip to Doha, Qatar.



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