Kabete Barracks Soldiers Visit Tumshangilieni Mtoto Children’s Home

Senior Private Samuel Kepkemei of Special Force having fun with the kids of Tumshangilieni Mtoto Children’s Home during the visit on 12 October 2018.

Senior Private Samuel Kepkemei of Special Force having fun with the kids of Tumshangilieni Mtoto Children’s Home during the visit on 12 October 2018.

As a build up to the annual commemoration of Kenya Defence Forces Day on October 14th, Soldiers from Kabete Barracks visited Tumshangilie Mtoto Children’s home in Kibagare Slums, Loresho on 12th October 2018.

KDF soldiers from Kabete Barracks had the opportunity to mingle and have fun with 250 children currently being administered in the Home. The occasion saw a number of entertaining performances from the talented children. The enthusiastic children had the rare moment to interact with KDF personnel, learn about the military and share their life experiences.

During his speech, Officer In charge of Kabete Barracks soldiers, Major Jeremiah Leakono told the administration and children that this was an opportunity for Kabete Barracks to reach out to the population to join them in honouring fallen KDF soldiers. “As a children’s Home, we have also come here to encourage all of you to pursue your dreams in life and urge you to take keen interest in the education this great institution is taking you through”, said Major Leakono.

Mr Japheth Njenga, Director of the home, thanked KDF soldiers present for their kind gesture and was marvelled at KDF’s initiative to reach out to the less privileged in the society.  He also reminded the young children that KDF is a profession like any other and that they should consider joining in future. “On behalf of Tumshangilieni we are proud of your work in protecting the general public and we wish you well as you undertake your challenging job.

Also present during the event was one of Tumshangilieni’s sponsors Anja Faber.

Sergeant (Rev) Evans Mwangi interacting with the kids at Tumshangilieni Children’s Home.

Sergeant (Rev) Evans Mwangi interacting with the kids at Tumshangilieni Children’s Home.

Major Jeremiah Leakono engaging the kids at the Tumshangilieni Children’s Home.

Major Jeremiah Leakono engaging the kids at the Tumshangilieni Children’s Home.

Warrant Officer Class Two Nathan Kimani shares his soft drink with a young boy during the visit at the Tumshangilieni Children’s Home.

Warrant Officer Class Two Nathan Kimani shares his soft drink with a young boy during the visit at the Tumshangilieni Children’s Home.

Warrant Officer Class Two Nathan Kimani showes young Michael Ndegwa how to salute.

Warrant Officer Class Two Nathan Kimani showes young Michael Ndegwa how to salute.

Officer In Charge of the Kabete Barracks personnel Major Jeremiah Leakono presenting food donation for the kids to the Director of Tumshangilieni Mtoto Children’s Home Mr. Japheth Njenga.

Officer In Charge of the Kabete Barracks soldiers Major Jeremiah Leakono presenting food donation for the kids to the Director of Tumshangilieni Mtoto Children’s Home Mr. Japheth Njenga.

Tumshangilieni Children Home kids being treated with snacks by the Kabete Barracks Personnel.

Tumshangilieni Children Home kids being treated with snacks by the Kabete Barracks Personnel.

Kabete Barracks personnel dancing to a gospel tune together with the kids Tumshangilieni Children’s Home.

Kabete Barracks soldiers dancing to a gospel tune together with the kids Tumshangilieni Children’s Home.

Kids having fun with KDF personnel.

Kids having fun with the Kenya Defence Forces soldiers.