The appointment of the new Chief of Defence Forces Lt. General Samson Mwathethe has been welcomed countrywide with leaders especially from the coast region terming his elevation as long overdue.
Lt. General Samson Mwathethe who is a second coastal native navy man to rise through to the highest rank in the forces after the retirement of General Raymond Kibwana. Villagers from his Mtwapa home, Kilifi County are in a celebratory mood, excited by President promoting their own son to the highest military rank.
Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi said the Lt. General Samson Mwathethe deserved this position as he has good qualifications and an experienced officer in the Kenya Defence Forces.
Other who lauded the promotion of Lt. General Samson Mwathethe to the position of Chief of Defence Forces, include Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho who termed his appointment as not a surprise as he knew his experience and qualifications gave him an automatic choice to the position.
“As a career soldier Lt. General Samson Mwathethe has worked hard through the ranks with focus and discipline,” said Mr Joho. Mr Hassan Omar who is Senator for Mombasa also welcomed General Mwathethe’s appointment.
- Lt General Samson Mwathethe: Profile and Emminent Rise Through the Kenya Military Ranks Following the outcome of the meeting of senior commanders of the Kenya Military to […]
- General Samson Mwathethe in Office, Fight Against Terrorism in Kenya to Intensify together with other Key Security Measures The historical handing over of power to General Samson Mwathethe as the new Chief of […]
- Gen Karangi Parting Shot; Salary Hike And Medical Cover For Soldiers Kenya’s Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen Julius Karangi on Monday hang his boots on […]
- Kenya Defence Chief – General (Dr.) Julius Waweru Karangi; Career Profile General (Dr.) Julius Waweru Karangi was born on 28th April 1951 in Nyeri County. He is […]
- Increased Budgetary Allocations In The Security Docket To Strengthen Kenya’s Security Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that his government will increase the budget […]
- General Samson Mwathethe Officially takes up Office; Julius Karangi Retires after 42 Years of Devoted Service General Samson Mwathethe officially took over office on Monday as the new Chief of […]
- KDF Chief, General Samson Mwathethe Visits Former Britannia Royal Navy College (BRNC) in Britain The Chief of the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) made a return visit to Britannia Royal […]
- CDF Gen. Mwathethe Visited Kenya Defense Forces in Kismayu Over Christmas The Kenya Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Samson Mwathethe has paid a […]