the chief of armed forces general samson mwathethe’s term has been officially extended for 1 year.
In a statement sent to Uzalendo News rooms, General Mwathethe’s term took off yesterday, May 6th. He has been in office for 4 years since he took over from Major Gen. Julius Karangi.
During his term as the KDF boss, Samson Mwathethe oversaw the registration of his soldiers to the inaugural Huduma Namba exercise, which seeks to register all citizens for easier access of government services and protection of its citizens.
Perhaps the highlight of his tenure is the institution of the 17th Battalion Kenya Rifles. The 17th Battalion Kenya Rifles (17KR), a relatively young Infantry Unit of the Kenya Army, witnessed the consecration of their colors and then received them formally from the President. They then paraded the colors before the Commander-In-Chief.
The selection of the Chief of Armed Forces process solely belongs to the Defence Forces Council which is headed by the Cabinet Secretary