Kenya Defence Forces will be deployed in the Democratic Republic Of Congo as part of a peacekeeping mission.

This comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Congo where he met President Felix Tshisekedi and signed a deal on defence cooperation to promote peace, security, and stability in the region.

KDF soldiers will work under the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in DRC where they will be assigned to battle militias.

Kenya signed various deals with DRC when President Kenyatta visited the Central African nation.

Kenyatta and his DRC counterpart Tshisekedi witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways.

The two carriers signed deals in areas of mutual interest including aircraft maintenance, training, and sharing of excess capacity.

A statement issued by Statehouse on the visit read: "President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese host Felix Tshisekedi today witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways.

The agreement signed in Kinshasa, on the last day of President Kenyatta's three-day State visit of DR Congo, will see the two national carriers partner in areas of mutual interest including aircraft maintenance, training, and sharing of excess capacity.

Also included in the two-year agreement, whose overarching objective is viability and sustainability of the airlines, is a route and code sharing provision aimed at expanding the carriers' domestic, African and international networks.

The partnership agreement was signed by Kenya Airways Group CEO Allan Kilavuka and his Congo Airways counterpart Desire Balazire Bantu."