Uhuru Promotes Major General Badi

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and NMS boss Mohamed Badi (left) at a Christmas event in Westlands, Nairobi on Friday, December 25, 2020
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, July 23, made a raft of promotions and appointments in the Ministry of Defence.

    In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the president promoted Major General Mohammed Badi to the rank of Lieutenant General. Badi also remains Director General Nairobi Metropolitan Service.

    In addition, the Commander in Chief of the armed forces promoted Maj Francis O Ogolla to the rank of lieutenant General and appointed him the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF).

    Ogolla will replace Lt Gen Franklin L Mghalu whose term of service has come to an end after 40 years of service. Previously, Ogolla was the he Commander Kenya Air Force.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and General Mohamed Badi tour Nairobi Metropolitan Services's projects in Nairobi's informal settlements on Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and General Mohamed Badi tour Nairobi Metropolitan Services's projects in Nairobi's informal settlements on Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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    Below are other promotions, postings and appointments that he made; 

    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.

    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 Include;

    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, BSC).

    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 O 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 Artillery Brigade.

    Colonel David O 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 Issako - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Lang'ata Garrison.

    Colonel Moses L Leriari - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commandant Defence Forces Memorial Hospital.

    Colonel Peter M Githinji - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Logistics Defence Headquarters.

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

    Colonel ( Dr Ismail Abdi Awle - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Clinical Support Services , Defence Headquarters.

    Colonel Edgar P Lopokoiyit - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Senior Directing Staff Air, National Defence College.

    Colonel Kerempe Sane - Promoted to Brigadier and remain Base Commander, Wajir Air Base.

    Colonel Elizabeth A Omollo - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Director of Exams National Defence University - Kenya.

    Colonel Yahya S Abdi - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Base Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe.

    Colonel Elijah N Gatere - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Managing Director Defence Forces Medical Insurance Scheme.

    Colonel P O Asava - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander 2 Brigade.

    Colonel S N Saidi - Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Engineers Brigade.

    Major General Patrick A Amogola - Posted to National Defence University - Kenya and appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration & Finance.

    Major General George M Owinow - Posted to National Defence University - Kenya and appointed Director Centre for Security and Strategic Studies.

    Maj General Fatuma G Ahmed - Posted to Kenya Military Academy and appointed Commandant.

    Major General Solomon M Manambo - Posted to National Security Industries Directorate (NSID) and appointed Director General.

    Major General Peter M Njiru - Posted to Defence Staff College and appointed Commandant.

    Major General Martin K Ongo'yi - Posted to Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation and appointed Managing Director.

    Major General Charles M Kahariri - Appointed Commandant , National Defence College.

    Major General Rashid A Elmi - Posted to National Defence University Kenya and appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor Applied Research and Military Strategic Studies.

    Brigadier George O Okumu - Posted to Defence Headquarters Operations , Doctrine and Training and appointed Chief of Systems.

    Brigadier Mohamed I Iddi - Posted to Defence Headquarters Inspectorate and appointed Chief of Inspectorate.

    Brigadier Kenneth O Dindi - Posted to National Defence University appointed Chief of Legal.

    Brigadier ( Dr ) Charles M Kingori - Posted to Super Pool while deployed at Kenya National Research and Referral Hospital.

    Brigadier Joakim N Mwamburi - Posted to Defence Staff College and appointed Deputy Commandant / Chief Instructor .

    Brigadier Luka K Kutto - Posted to Defence Headquarters Operations , Doctrine and training and appointed Chief of Operations.

    Brigadier Godfrey AP Buluma - Posted to Mariakani Garrison and appointed Commander.

    Brigadier Willy S Wesonga - Posted to National Defence College and appointed Senior Directing Staff Army.

    Brigadier Jeremiah O 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 Ng'ang'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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