Army News

Kenya Army Has a New ASM

Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Walter Raria present the ASM’s cane stick to the new ASM WO1 Hamud Abdalla during the ASM handover-takeover ceremony at Ngao Gardens on 16th April, 2019. Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Hamud Abdalla Said is the new Kenya Army Sargent Major. WO1 Hamud officially took over the esteemed office in a ceremony at Headquarters Kenya Army Ngao Gardens on 16th April, 2019. The new ASM, takes over the helm after his

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Armoured Brigade Athletics Championships

Participants of the 10,000 metres women’s race during the Armd Bde Athletics Competition at 81 Tank Bn. The Armoured (Armd) Brigade (Bde) held an inter-unit Athletics Championships that ended on 4th March 2019 at 81 Tank Battalion (Bn), Nakuru. The two-day event saw all the units within Armoured Bde come together to prove their athletic prowess in both field and track events. The units include the defending champions 81 Tank Bn, 86 ARB, 76 ARB,

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Finding Solutions to Terrorism in Boni Forest and its Environs

ACK St. Thomas Girls Secondary School students in Kilifi County explain how to operate the IED detector prototype. The General Officer Commanding EASTCOM, Major General Ayub Matiiri accompanied by Operation Fagia Msitu Commander Colonel G Marrow visited Kenya Army Forward Operating Bases within Boni Forest to oversee the adaptbility of the newly deployed troops in their respective Camps and evaluate their operational readiness. During this dry season

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Commander Kenya Army Visits Troops In Somalia

Lt Gen Raria waters a tree he planted to commemorate his visit at Dhobely, Sector II Headquarters. Commander Kenya Army, Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Walter Raria Koipaton on 25th and 26th March 2019 paid a visit to Kenya Defence Forces troops deployed in Somalia and operating under the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). During his visit to various Forward Operation Bases (FOBs), the commander congratulated the soldiers for their continued

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17TH Battalion Kenya Rifles Spearhead Environment Conservation in Modika

Commander 6 Brigade, Brigadier William Shume (centre), Kenya Forest Service Conservator Mohammed A Mohammed kick-start the tree planting exercise to commemorate the International Day of Forests at Modika barracks Garissa County. Kenya Army 17th Battalion on 21st March commemorated the International Day of Forests by planting trees at Modika, Garissa under the theme "Forest and Education” This event was in partnership withtheCounty Government of

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Enhancing Legality In Command

The Head Quarters Kenya Army (HQ KA) hosted a one-day legal seminar for the Kenya Army Formation Commanders on 12th March 2019. The seminar under the theme ‘Enhancing Legal awareness for Administration of Military Justice’ was officially opened by the Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Walter Raria. The one day seminar aimed at ensuring Commanding Officers had substantial legal knowledge to deliver justice effectively at the formation

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Kenya Army Conducts Explosive Awareness Exercise For Residents Of Samburu County

The Kenya Army Corps of  Artillery and Engineers are about to conclude a six-week sensitization exercise for residents of Samburu County on  UnExploded Ordnances (UXOs). The sensitization exercises on UXOs and their dangers are ongoing at Larisoro in Samburu County forms the better part of 375 sq km of land  allocated to KDF for training in a gazette notice in 1977. The sensitization exercise is led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Eastern

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Farewell party for the retiring Kenya Army Sergeant Major

Commander Kenya Army Lt Gen Walter Raria hands over a present of a portrait to outgoing Army Sergeant Major William Ogutu and his family. After forty years of distinguished service to the country through Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Army Sergeant Major (ASM) Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) William Ogutu finally hanged his boots in a colourful farewell ceremony at the Headquarters Kenya Army Ngao gardens on 15th February 2019. This is the first time

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Kenya Army Mentors Young Aviators

Sergeant Arthur Denje a KDF aeronautical technician at the Joint Helicopter Command taking through the students on the basic components of a helicopter. Kenya Defence Forces, Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) today hosted students from the Alliance High School as part of KDF’s continuous mentorship programme where the military personnel in different career specialization interact and mentor students on career and other life skills. The students who

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Defence Cabinet Secretary and Chief of Defence Forces Visit Kahawa Garrison

Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe and Kahawa Garrison Commander Brigadier Daniel Pyapan salute in honour of the KDF fallen heroes. The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo and the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Samson Mwathethe visited Kahawa Garrison to pass festive season greetings to the troops. While addressing the troops, Defence CS Ambassador Raychelle

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