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Uhuru Appoints His former ADC as New Kenya Army Commander


President Uhuru Kenyatta has promoted his former aide-de-camp (ADC) Peter Mbogo Njiru from the rank of Major General to Lieutenant General.

In the changes announced on Wednesday, July 21 in a televised address from State House, the Head of State also appointed Njiru the new Commander of the Kenya Army.

Njiru has taken over from Lt.Gen Walter Koipaton who has retired after a four-year tour of duty.

Also, Uhuru’s current ADC, Timothy Stelu was promoted to the rank of Brigadier; a week after he was awarded the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (E.B.S.) commendation by the President.

Uhuru promoted 22 Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officers from the Kenya Army, Kenya Air Force and Kenya Navy.

They include Maj Gen David Tarus who was named the General officer command of Western Command, Maj Gen Juma Shee Mwinyikai who was appointed the new Commander of East Command and Maj Gen Fredrick Leuria who has been named the assistant chief of defense forces in charge of operations, plans, doctrine and training.

Others are Maj Gen Mungai Nyaga is now the force commander of East African Community regional force for DRC and Maj Gen Bernard Waliaula of the Kenya Air-force has been named the director defense national security industries.

Colonels who were promoted to the rank of brigadier include Brig William Kamoiro as commander of second brigade, Brig Ahmed Mohamed Saman appointed commander special operations brigade, Brig Muirungi was appointed commandant Recruit Training School and Brig Joseph Mokwena was appointed the chief of systems defense headquarters.

Also, Brig David Chesire was appointed commandant 8 brigade while the acting director of Asset Recovery Brig Alice Mate was promoted and retained at the legal branch at defense headquarters.

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Brig David Kimeli was appointed the chief medical officer Isiolo Hospital while Brig Charles Ndirangu will be the managing director defense forces food processing factory.


President Uhuru Kenyatta PHOTO/TWITTER

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