July 23, 2021 - 5 minutes read

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES

By Acha Ouma

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES

POSTINGS, PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS WITHIN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Vide a press release issued on 23rd July, 2021, H.E. Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of  Kenya, and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces has today promoted Maj Gen Francis 0 Ogolla to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF).

Lt Gen Francis O Ogolla replaces Lt Gen Franklin L Mghalu whose term of service has come to an end after 40 years of service. He had previously served as the VCDF and as the Commander Kenya Navy. Until his appointment as VCDF Lt Gen Francis Ogolla was the Commander Kenya Air Force.

 

The President has also promoted and appointed Brigadier John M Omenda to the rank of Major General and appointed him Commander Kenya Air Force.

 

Further, on the advice of the Defence Council Chaired by Amb Dr. Monica K Juma, Cabinet Secretary for Defence, the President upheld the Council’s recommendations and made various promotions, postings and appointments of KDF officers as follows:

 

VICE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

Major General Francis 0 Ogolla Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed

Vice Chief of the Defence Forces.

KENYA ARMY

 

Major General Albert K Kendagor Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed

Force Commander AMISOM (Designate).

 

Major General Jonah M Mwangi Promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed Vice

Chancellor National Defence University Kenya (NDUK) Major General William K Shume Appointed Deputy Commander Kenya Army.

KENYA AIR FORCE

 

Major General Mohamed A Badi Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and remains

Director General Nairobi Metropolitan Service

 

Brigadier John M Omenda Promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed

Commander Kenya Air Force.

 

Brigadier Peter N Githinji Appointed Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force.

 

OTHER PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

 

Brigadier Alphaxard Kiugu Promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed

Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics (ACDF P&L).

 

Brigadier Peter K Muteti Promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed

Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces Operations, Doctrine and Training (ACDF OPD&T)

 

Brigadier Stephen R Otieno Promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed

General Officer Commanding Border Security Command

(GOC, SSC)

 

Colonel Peter S Chelimo Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Base Commander

Kenya Navy Base, Manda.

 

Colonel Sankale Kiswaa Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Fleet Commander

Kenya Navy Fleet.

 

Colonel Yvonne K Kirui Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Legal Services Defence Headquarters

 

Colonel Joseph M Muracia Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Heavy

Construction Brigade.

 

Colonel Maurice N Mwangi Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Managing Director

Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation.

 

Colonel Faustino M Lobaly Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander

Kahawa Garrison.

 

Colonel Sammy Kipng’etich Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Finance

Defence Headquarters

 

Colonel Jacob 0 Ondieki Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Managing

Director, Defence Forces Food Production Factory.

 

Colonel John K Njeru Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Special Forces Operations Command.

 

Colonel Joyce C Sitienei Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Director International Peace Support Training Centre.

 

Colonel Samwel K Kipkorir Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Base Commander Moi Air Base.

 

Colonel Seif S Rashid Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Special Operations Brigade.

 

Colonel Mboya Mwenga Promoted to Brigadier and remain Commander Artille ry

Brigade.

 

Colonel David 0 Obonyo Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Strategic

Plans & Policy Defence Headquarters.

 

Colonel Carolyne M Mutisya Promoted to Brigadier and remains on Secondment to

Kenya National Geospatial Agency.

 

Colonel Jattani K Gula Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander 4

Brigade.

 

Colonel Jaldesa lssako Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander

Lang’ata Garrison.

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Colonel Moses L Leriari

 

 

Colonel Peter M Githinji

 

 

Colonel Nyatigo Marwanga

 

 

 

Colonel (Dr Ismail Abdi Awle

 

 

Colonel Edgar P Lopokoiyit

 

 

Colonel Kerempe Sane

 

 

Colonel Elizabeth A Omollo

 

 

Colonel Yahya S Abdi

 

 

Colonel Elijah N Gatere

 

 

Colonel P 0 Asava

 

 

Colonel S N Saidi

 

 

 

POSTINGS AND APPOINTMENTS

 

Major General Patrick A Amogola

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commandant Defence Forces Memorial Hospital.

 

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Logistics Defence Headquarters.

 

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Communication Information Systems (CIS), Defence Headquarters.

 

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Clinical Support Services, Defence Headquarters.

 

 

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Senior Directing Staff Air, National Defence College.

 

Promoted to Brigadier and remain Base Commander, Wajir Air Base.

 

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Director of Exams National Defence University – Kenya.

 

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Base Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe.

 

 

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Managing Director Defence Forces Medical Insurance Scheme.

 

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander 2 Brigade.

 

Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Engineers Brigade.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted to National Defence University Kenya

and appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration & Finance.

Major General George M Owinow

 

 

 

 

Maj General Fatuma G Ahmed

 

 

Major General Solomon M Manambo

 

 

 

Major General Peter M Njiru

 

 

Major General Martin K Ongo’yi

 

 

Major General Charles M Kahariri 

 

Major General Rashid A Elmi

 

Brigadier George 0 Okumu

 

 

 

Brigadier Mohamed I lddi

 

 

Brigadier Kenneth 0 Dindi Brigadier (Dr) Charles M Kingori

Brigadier Joakim N Mwamburi

 

 

Brigadier Luka K Kutto

 

 

Brigadier Godfrey A P Buluma

Posted to National Defence University – Kenya and appointed Director Centre for Security and Strategic Studies.

 

 

 

Posted to Kenya Military Academy and appointed Commandant.

 

 

 

Posted to National Security Industries Directorate (NSID) and appointed Director General.

 

Posted to Defence Staff College and appointed c

Commandant.

 

Posted to Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation and appointed Managing Director.

 

Appointed Commandant, National Defence College.

 

 

Posted to National Defence University – Kenya and appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor Applied Research and Military Strategic Studies.

 

Posted to Defence Headquarters Operations,

Doctrine and Training and appointed Chief of Systems.

 

Posted to Defence Headquarters Inspectorate and appointed Chief of Inspectorate.

 

Posted to National Defence University Kenya and appointed Chief of Legal.

 

Posted to Super Pool while deployed at Kenya National Research and Referral Hospital

 

Posted to Defence Staff College and appointed Deputy Commandant/Chief Instructor.

 

Posted to Defence Headquarters Operations, Doctrine and training and appointed Chief of Operations.

 

Posted to Mariakani Garrison and appointed Commander .

 

Brigadier Willy S Wesonga Posted to National Defence College and appointed

Senior Directing Staff Army.

Brigadier Jeremiah 0 Maroko Posted to Armoured Brigade and appointed Commander. 

Brigadier Juma S Mwinyikai Posted to National Defence University – Kenya and

appointed Director Applied Research and Military Strategic Studies.

 

Brigadier Elijah M Mwanyika Posted to National Defence University Kenya and

appointed Deputy Director Centre for Security and Strategic Studies.

 

Brigadier Charles L Mwazighe Posted to Defence Headquarters Compensation and

Welfare and appointed Chief of Compensation & Welfare.

 

Brigadier Abdullahi G Rashid Posted to Kenya Army Corps of Aviation (KACA) and

appointed Commander.

 

Brigadier Eric M Kinuthia Posted to National Defence University -Kenya and

appointed Director, Academic Affairs.

 

Brigadier (Dr) Milton A Obilo Posted to Defence Force Memorial Hospital and appointed

Chief Medical Officer.

 

Brigadier Ibrahim K Omari Posted to National Defence College and appointed Senior

Directing Staff Navy.

 

Brigadier Thomas N Ngang’a Posted to National Defence University – Kenya and

appointed Director Applied Research, Strategy and Policy

 

Lieutenant Colonel Esther B Wanjiku has been promoted to the rank of Colonel and appointed Colonel Public Affairs and KDF Spokesperson. She replaces Colonel Zipporah K Kioko who proceeds to the Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom (RCDS, UK) for strategic studies.

 

 

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