Joho Taken on Tour Inside US Warship

  • Governor Joho and CS Monica Inspecting millitary weapons at Mombasa Port
    Governor Joho and CS Monica Inspecting millitary weapons at Mombasa Port
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  • Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Defense Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma toured a United States Navy ship that had made a stop at the port of Mombasa.

    The tour of the navy ship was led by the Commanding officer, Captain Michael Concannon and the Director of Maritime Partnership Program, Rear Admiral Jeffrey Spivey.

    Joho and Juma received a guard of honor to commemorate the historic visit by the US Navy which last happened over a decade ago.

    US Navy and Kenya Navy exchanging memorabilia
    US Navy and Kenya Navy exchanging memorabilia
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    During the tour, Joho and Juma were taken through the capabilities of the US Naval ship, including the military weapons, that aims to boost maritime security in the region.  

    The US Naval ship was commissioned on March 7, 2020 by the US Navy. It is the second in the Lewis B. Puller-class of expeditionary sea-base vessels.

    It can ferry up to 250 people, mainly consisting of civilian marines and sailors. It also has a four-spot flight deck where helicopters can land. 

    The warship is named after retired Marine Corporal Officer, Hershel Williams and has its crew divided into the blue and red crew.

    It also has a high technology surveillance system that can be repurposed to help in other operations including disaster relief, counter-piracy and crisis response.  

    CS Monica at the port of Mombasa
    CS Monica at the port of Mombasa
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