NAIROBI, Kenya, May 6 – The Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe will serve for one more year, following extension of his term by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the changes announced on Monday, President Kenyatta said he made the decision on the advice of the Defence Council.
Mwathethe’s extension takes effect on May 6, 2019.
“The President also upheld recommendations by the Defence Council chaired by Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb Raychelle Omamo on promotions, appointments and postings of officers of the Kenya Defence Forces.”
In the changes, Major General Adan Kancharo has been promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed Commandant, National Defence College.
Also promoted was Brigadier Joseph Kivunzi to Major General who has been appointed General Officer Commanding Western Command.
Brigadier Jonah Mwangi has been promoted to Major General and appointed Assistant Chief of Defence Forces Operations, Doctrine and Training.
Brigadier Albert Kiprop has also been promoted to Major General and appointed Commandant, Kenya Military Academy.
Brigadier (Dr) George Nganga has been promoted to Major General and appointed Director of Medical Services.