The RECCE squad is one of the most feared elite squad who are known to appear in only special occasions. They are trained in embakasi and their exact number is not known due to delicate operations they are involved in.
The Recce commandos not only face the terrorist head-on, leaving them no chance, but strive to ensure all survivors are evacuated safely and as fast as possible.
According to a document dated April 8 1964 and marked “top secret”, the idea to come up Recce team was first raised by then Minister for Agriculture Bruce Mckenzie . He approached the British Commonwealth Secretary for help to set up a special unit to protect then president Jomo Kenyatta.
Recce Squad are armed with special weapons during operations such as Bullet proof vests, M16 Assault rile, Thigh Pistol Holster, Bayonet and Sunglasses
Why do they wear Sunglasses ? They are not normal sunglasses we all know. They play as a camouflage to hide the exact direction the soldier is looking. They are an advantage as they throw off the public and what the soldier’s attention is, hence enhancing surveillance and having tactical advantage.
Experts terms this a very important tactical advantage against the opponents as you cannot really tell the next course of action for officers in an operation.