- Gen Kibochi told the troops to remember their joint mission with other East African Community states to enforce peace.
- He urged the officers to obey the law of the land as they are deployed.
The second batch of troops from Kenya to be deployed to fight M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a joint regional operation left the country on Wednesday morning.
Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi saw off the team at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
A team of about 903 has been deployed to the region to help contain the fighting that has displaced many.
About 200 more troops left Nairobi for the troubled region of Goma.
Gen Kibochi told the troops to remember their joint mission with other East African Community states to enforce peace.
He urged the officers to obey the law of the land as they are deployed.
The Commander of the team Major General Jeff Nyaga said they are there to help DRC stabilise.
“We will work with all stakeholders to ensure this region is stable. We shall remain impartial and observe rule of law in all our undertaking,” he said in Kivu.
Nyaga said the people in Congo especially women and children deserved peace and protection.
"I strongly believe as the commander there is no meaningful social-economic activity that can be undertaken in the absence of security," he said.
President William Ruto ordered the deployment of 903 soldiers from KDF to join a regional peacekeeping mission-the East African Community Regional Force to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Kenyan troops will join others from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania on the mission in Eastern DRC.
This comes as M23 rebels and DR Congo troops clashed heavily in North Kivu province on Friday.
Tensions between DR Congo and Rwanda are at their highest in years, with the DRC accusing its neighbour of backing the M23, charges the Rwandan government denies.