Based in Nanyuki, 200 km north of Nairobi, is British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).
A small part of BATUK is in Nairobi and the unit provides training to units about to deploy on operations or high-readiness tasks.
BATUK is made up of 100 permanent staff and reinforcing short tour cohort of another 280 personnel.
Royal Engineer exercises also take place, involving civil engineering projects, and medical deployments; the latter providing health care assistance to civilians.
Britain funds around 30% of the training courses that run at the International Peace Support Training Centre, ranging from disposal of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), to promoting females in peacekeeping roles.
It is this training, and the difficulties women face in conflict, that the Defence Secretary has as a priority.
Mr Williamson then flew north to Nanyuki, where the British Army has trained around six times a year for the last ten years on eight-week-long exercises.
The battlegroup exercises take place across a 79,000-hectare ranch, however there have been concerns that the contract with its owners would not be renewed.
After a meeting with Kenya’s Defence Minister, Gavin Williamson confirmed to land managers that licences were being renewed.
This was a flying visit for the Defence Secretary, though his African adventure continues beyond Kenya to Somalia and Ethiopia.
Building Britain's Relationships
By Laura Makin-Isherwood, Westminster correspondent, Forces News