President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the term of service of the Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, pictured, for a period of one year.

His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, on the advice of the Defence Council, has extended the term of service for the Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson
Jefwa Mwathethe for one (1) year effective 6th May 2019.

The President also upheld recommendations by the Defence Council, Chaired by Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb Raychelle Omamo, on the following promotions, appointments and postings of the officers of the Kenya Defence Forces:

PROMOTIONS
1). Major General Adan Kanchoro Mulata; Promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed Commandant National Defence College.
2). Brigadier Joseph Mutui Kivunzi; Promoted to Major General and appointed General Officer Commanding Western Command
3). Brigadier Jonah Maina Mwangi; Promoted to Major General and appointed Assistant Chief of Defence Forces Operations, Doctrine and Training
4). Brigadier Albert Kiprop Kendagor; Promoted to Major General and appointed Commandant Kenya Military Academy
5). Brigadier (Dr) George Kiguta Nganga; Promoted to Major General and appointed Director of Medical Services
6). Brigadier Mohamed Abdalla Badi; Promoted to Major General and appointed Senior Directing Staff Air, National Defence College
7). Brigadier Martin Kizito Ong’oyi; Promoted to Major General and appointed Commandant Defence Staff College
8). Brigadier Said Mohamed Farah; Promoted to Major General and appointed Director of Military Intelligence.
9). Colonel Paul Kahuria Njema; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander 6 Brigade.
10). Colonel Abdullahi Gure Rashid; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Training Defence Head Quarters
11). Colonel Stephen James Mutuku; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Operations Defence Headquarters
12). Colonel Dixon Mwangiri Chivatsi; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Personnel Defence Headquarters.
13). Colonel Juma Shee Mwinyikai; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Armoured Brigade.
14). Colonel Willy Sidwaka Wesonga;
Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief Provost Defence Headquarters
15). Colonel David Kimaiyo Tarus;
Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Artillery Brigade.
16). Colonel Stephen Otieno Radina; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Engineers Brigade
17). Colonel James Nderitu Githaga; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Kahawa Garrison.
18). Colonel Daniel Omondi Odeny; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Legal Defence Headquarters.
19). Colonel Joseph Kamau Mburu; Promoted to Brigadier and remain Managing Director Defencc Forces Medical
Insurance Scheme
20). Colonel brahim Khamisi Omari; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Inspectorate Defence Headquarters.
21). Colonel Jimson Longiro Mutai; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe.
22). Colonel David Kipkemboi Ketter; Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Logistics Headquarters Kenya Army.

APPOINTMENTS
23). Major General George Mayamba Owinow; Appointed Deputy Force Commander AMISON
24). Major General Ngewa Mukala; Appointed Managing Director Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation
25). Brigadier Rashid Abdi Elmi; Posted to International Peace Support Training Centre and appointed Director
Head of Public Communications Defence

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