On the night of Thursday, 27th September, four Kenyan warships approached the port city of Kismayu stealthily and in the silence of the night, deployed hundreds of special forces into the beaches of Kismayu in the morning of Friday 28th 2012.
Their spectacular beach and air landing, the first by an African country, helped main fighting units of the KDF storm the port city of Kismayu, and last lifeline of the Al Shabaab terrorists based in Somalia.
According to strategic intelligence, KDF soldiers stormed Kismayu after mop up operations by elements of the special forces of the Kenya Army, sorties by the Kenya Air Force and strategic naval attacks on main enemy positions, assets, and defenses by the Kenya Navy.
Early Thursday, many Al Shabaab small unit leaders were dead forcing the key militia leaders to flee the city on Thursday afternoon. Anti- aircraft guns, ammunition, grenades, guns, and machine-guns were destroyed. The objective was to deny the militants arms, supplies, ammunition, communication, and leadership capabilities as the final push into the nerve center of the port city was made.
The Kenya military is among the best trained in the developing world. Kenya's Air Force is the best in Africa. With arrival of one of the best and well-equipped naval ships, KNS Jasiri, The Kenya Navy's might is incomparable to any other in the whole of the East African coast.