October 14 is the day in 2011 when Kenyan troops ventured into the Al-shabaab infested Somalia.
The military operation, code named Operation Linda Nchi was a mission to secure Kenyan territory from the unconventional insurgents.
Previously, al-shabaab terrorists had staged abductions in Kenya targetting tourists and launched cowardly bomb attacks on innocent civilians.
The government classified the attacks as a threat to the country’s sovereignty as it targeted tourism, which is an economic lifeline.
KDF Day is observed annually on this day to commemorate and to celebrate the acts of valor and gallantry by KDF soldiers.
The day is a solemn occasion to honour fallen heroes, styled alongside other world military events.
Specifically, soldiers who lost their lives in battle are remembered, and their families supported.
KDF says its not yet time to exit Somalia even though some of the regions have been liberated from the militants.