Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi addressing National Defence College Students during the educational visit at Headquarter Kenya Army.
National DefenceCollege (NDC) students course No. 20 – 2017/2018 visited DefenceHeadquarters (DHQ) and Army headquarters for an education tour and familiarization of the operations and roles of KDF in national security on Tuesday, 21st November 2017.
Addressing the students at the Kenya Army Headquarters,Commander Kenya Army,Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi said thatoperations in Somalia and numerous terror attacks has forced the KDF to restructure its training strategy so as to counter the current threats that are emanating from aggressors such as the Al-Shaabab.
The Commander indicated that currently the military was engaged in non – conventional warfare, but assured the students KDF soldiers were up to the task.
Responding to a question from Mrs. Lydia Wanyoto, a student at NDC from Uganda concerning how KDF is handling stress management among the soldiers who return from war torn Somalia, General Kibochi said that KDF has established facilities to ensure that the welfare of all KDF personnel is catered for and proper counseling is done to ensure that soldiers’ stress levels are managed.
He further added that the facilities will not only undertake stress management but also give support to injured soldiers who undergo treatment and need to recover in conduciveenvironment while linking with their families.
During the visit, the students had an opportunity to interact with Senior Officers at Defence Headquarters giving opportunity to enquire on issues pertaining to the running of Defence Forces operations and affairs at strategic headquarters level.
Present during visit were Major General Thomas Chepkuto, in charge of special programsat DHQ, and Major General A M Ikenye, Commandant National Defence College, among others.
Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi receiving a present from Brigadier M. Jok Alier of South Sudan.
Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi presenting an award to National Defence College Commandant Major General A.M Ikenye
National Defence College Commandant Major General A.M Ikenye addressing Senior Officers and NDC students during their educational tour at Defence Headquarters
National Defence College Commandant Major General A.M Ikenye receiving an award from Major General T.K Chepkuto during the NDC student’s educational tour at the Defence Headquarters.