NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 14- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday led Kenyans in observing the KDF Day at Kenyatta Barracks in Gilgil, Nakuru County.
KDF Day is observed annually to commemorate fallen soldiers and celebrate their acts of bravery and gallantry.
Kenya Defence Forces have paid heavily in their effort to protect Kenya’s sovereignty and more so in the war against Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia, where they are part of 22,000 African Union Mission in Somalia troops.
More than 50 KDF soldiers were killed in El-Adde early 2016, during an ambush by the militants in their military camp.
Others have been killed within the porous Somalia-Kenya border in different pockets of attacks.
Here are some of the messages of goodwill by Kenyans on social media;
“Kenya has one of the best forces in Africa and one of the best trained in the world, in case you didn’t know that! May God bless these men and women of courage,” @Phil_MikeMwangi.
“For some, it is a job, but for Patriots, we know it’s a call to serve your motherland regardless of the risks involved. Today, we say Thank you. Asante. 20th in Kakamega, Legend Warrant Officer II Gibson Mwandawiro will entertain us again. Salute @kdfinfo #KDFDay ,” @MKJohn254.