Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kibaki shuffles the army

President Kibaki has made far reaching changes to the Kenya Armed Forces.

He has appointed Lieutenant General J K Tuwei Army Commander to replace Lieutenant General A S K Njoroge, who moves to the ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Ambassador. Until his appointment, Tuwei was the Commandant National Defence College.

The President also picked Major General N Mwaniki as Deputy Army Commander. Before his appointment he was a Staff Officer at Defence Headquarters. Lieutenant General J M Mutwii has been appointed Commandant National Defence College to take over from Lieutenant General J K Tuwei. Brigadier M O Oyugi has been promoted to Major General and appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC) Eastern Command. He replaces Major General J Kasaon who moves to National Defence College as Directing Staff. Major General P J Opiyo takes over as Assistant Chief of General Staff (ACGS) in charge of Operations, Planning, Doctrine and Training at Defence Headquarters. Major General E M Sasia is appointed Assistant Chief of General Staff (ACGS) in Charge of Personnel and Logistics at Defence Headquarters. He was Directing Staff at the National Defence College.

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