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President Uhuru Promotes Major Francis O Ogolla

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President Uhuru Promotes Major Francis O Ogolla

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Major General Francis Ogolla

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, July 23, made a number of promotions and appointments in the Ministry of Defence.

In a statement, the president promoted the Commander in Chief of the armed forces promoted Maj Francis O Ogolla to the rank of Lieutenant-General.

Further appointing him the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF).

Additionally, 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 Commander Kenya Air Force.

Nevertheless, the president has promoted Major General Mohammed Badi to the rank of Lieutenant-General. 

Badi also remains Director-General Nairobi Metropolitan Service.

Below are other promotions, postings, and appointments that he made; 

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.

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.

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.

Further;

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.