Gen Mwathethe, Lt-Gen Kasaon, Other Military Appointments

The military has seen quite a number of changes with the impending retirement of the Chief of Defence. The military appointments  are a step in the intensification of the war against terrorism in the country.

Among those appointed to take up positions include General Mwathethe; designate Chief of Defence Forces and Lt-Gen Kasaon- Vice Chief of Defence Forces.

Uhuru Kenyatta, the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces also appointed or promoted;

  • Lt-Gen Leonard Muriuki Ngondi was appointed to replace Lt-Gen Kasaon as Kenya Army Commander
  • Promotion of Brigadier Charles Mwai to Major General but remained as the Director Of Military Intelligence
  • Maj-Gen Jonathan Ruto Promoted to Lt-General and appointed as AMISOM Force Commander
  • Brigadier Charles Gituai promoted to Maj-General but retained his position as chief of joint staff at East Africa Standby Force
  • Eastern Command will be under Maj-Gen Benjamin Biwott- promoted from brigadier
  • Western Command will be under Maj-Gen Walter Koipaton – promoted from brigadier
  • Brigadier Andrew Ikenye promoted to Maj-Gen and appointed as the Deputy Commandant at National Defence College
  • Brigadier Michael Munywoki promoted to Maj-Gen and appointed as Managing Director, Kenya Ordinance Factory Corporation

The Military appointments were done with recommendation from top generals and the endorsement by the Defence council which is chaired by the Defence Cabinet Secretary, Raychelle Omamo. This only puts more pressure on the appointees as they have remarkable track records and they are expected to perform even better than their predecessors especially with current security situation in Kenya.

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