Kenyan MPs are set to debate a report that proposes that murder charges against visiting troops be prosecuted in local courts.
The proposal, to be discussed on Tuesday, is contained in a report by a parliamentary team reviewing the Kenya-UK defence cooperation agreement.
It follows public outrage after allegations that British soldiers may have been involved in the murder of Agnes Wanjiru – a Kenyan woman found dead in 2012 after she had spent an evening partying with soldiers.
The British Army was accused of a cover-up, according to a report by the Sunday Times, but the UK’s Ministry of Defence later said it was cooperating with a Kenyan inquiry into the death.
Kenyan lawmakers on the defence committee also recommend that visiting troops should be obliged to serve the local community through corporate social responsibility.
They met UK embassy officials, officials from Kenyan ministries of defence and foreign affairs, as well detectives investigating the murder of Ms Wanjiru prior to writing the report.
The British Army has a permanent training support unit in the central town of Nanyuki under an agreement with the Kenyan government.