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President Uhuru Kenyatta on the advice of the Defence Council has extended the term of service for the Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Jefwa Mwathethe for one year effective 6th May 2019.

According to a statement by KDF spokesperson Bogita Ongeri Monday, the President at the same time also upheld recommendations by the Defence Council, Chaired by Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb Raychelle Omamo various promotions, appointments and postings of the officers of the Kenya Defence Forces.

Major General Adan Kanchoro Mulata was promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed Commandant National Defence College; Brigadier Joseph Mutui Kivunzi promoted to Major General and appointed General Officer Commanding Western Command; Brigadier Jonah Maina Mwangi promoted to Major General and appointed Assistant Chief of Defence Forces Operations, Doctrine and Training; Brigadier Albert Kiprop Kendagor promoted to Major General and appointed Commandant Kenya Military Academy and Brigadier (Dr) George Kiguta Nganga promoted to Major General and appointed Director of Medical Services.

Others are Brigadier Mohamed Abdalla Badi promoted to Major General and appointed Senior Directing Staff Air, National Defence College; Brigadier Martin Kizito Ong’oyi promoted to Major General and appointed Commandant Defence Staff College; Brigadier Said Mohamed Farah Promoted to Major General and appointed Director of Military Intelligence.

Colonel Paul Kahuria Njema promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander 6 Brigade; cal Abdullahi Gure Rashid promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Training Defence Headquarters; Colonel Stephen James Mutuku promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Operations Defence Headquarters and Dixon Mwangiri Chivatsi promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Personnel Defence Headquarters.

In addition, Juma Shee Mwinyikai promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Armoured Brigade; Colonel Willy Sidwaka Wesonga Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief Provost Defence Headquarters; David Kimaiyo Tarus ae to Brigadier and appointed Commander Artillery Brigade; Colonel Stephen Otieno Radina Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Engineers Brigade; Colonel James Nderitu Githaga Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Kahawa Garrison; Colonel Daniel Omondi Odeny Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Legal Defence Headquarters.

Colonel Joseph Kamau Mburu Promoted to Brigadier and remain Managing Director Defence Forces Medical Insurance Scheme; Colonel Ibrahim Khamisi Omari Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Inspectorate Defence Headquarters; .Colonel Jimson Longiro Mutai Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe and Colonel David Kipkemboi Ketter Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Logistics Headquarter Kenya army.

On appointments, Major General George Mayamba Owinow has been appointed Deputy Force Commander AMISOM; Major General Ngewa Mukala appointed Managing Director Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation and Brigadier Rashid Abdi Elmi posted to International Peace Support Training Centre and appointed Director.

 

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