Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) Training - DeKUT Nairobi Campus

The Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) which is a Peace Support Training Centre in collaboration with Institute of Criminology, Forensics and Security Studies (ICFoSS), DeKUT - Nairobi Campus, organized a two-day training event for Masters of Science in Forensics and Security Management Students, Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Security Studies, 3rd  and 4th-year students, also joined by St Paul’s University students from the Department of Criminology.  The event took place on the 15th of November and 22nd November, 2019.

The main mission for the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) is to conduct high training, education and research in Mine Action, Disaster Management, Peace Support Operation (PSO) and Counter Improvised Explosive Device  (CIED) related courses, informing military, police and civilian personnel in all aspects of peace support operations to improve the effectiveness of the response to complex emergencies.

On 15th  November 2019, the training session was facilitated by Major W N Omao OIC Sp Dept CIED Wing. The main aim of the training was to familiarize the Students’ on the basic components of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Types of IEDs, Their placement techniques and countermeasures.

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Major W N Omao OIC Sp Dept CIED Wing: Showing the students the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) used such as Ballistics, Guns, Live Explosive at the HPSS Training Event on 15th November 2019



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Major W N Omao OIC Sp Dept CIED Wing having a practical session with the students on Land Service Ammunition at the HPSS Training Event on 15th November 2019





On 22nd November 2019, the training was facilitated by, Lt Col. The training was divided into three sessions;

  1. Session one: Personal Security Awareness, whereby the trainees were taken through main and important guidelines on how cautious one should be when it comes to personal security. Some of the major general personal security taken through included; residential security, traveling security, social places security, residential security, driving security, walking security, office security, public transport security and also document security.
  2. Session two: Active Shooter, the trainees were educated on who an active shooter is, and how to have a survival mindset when an active shooter appears. They were also taught how to know the strategies and actions to take when a scene of an active shooter occurs. The main actions for survival are RUN, HIDE and FIGHT. The different survival mindset components are Awareness, Preparation, and Rehearsal.
  3. Session three: Hostage Survival Skills, where the trainees were educated on who a hostage is, the threat indicators (e.g. suspicious people offering a lift), the types of the hostage situation, stages of the hostage situation and the immediate reactions of the hostage. They were also taught on ‘stock holm syndrome’ which is a condition that causes hostages to develop psychological alliances or relationships with their captors during captivity. The session concluded with practical training on coping or survival measures when encountered in such a state.


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