Ruto Makes Changes to KDF Leadership

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Ruto Makes Changes to KDF Leadership

President William Ruto has changed the leadership of Kenya’s Defence Forces (KDF).

In the changes announced on Friday, March 8, Ruto promoted Major General Charles Muriu Kahariri to Lieutenant General and appointed him Vice Chief of the Defence Forces.

Kahariri succeeds Lieutenant General Jonah Maina Mwangi, whose term expired.

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“President has also promoted and appointed Major General David Kimaiyo Tarus to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him the Commander Kenya Army.

“Lieutenant General David Kimaiyo Tarus replaces Lieutenant General Peter Mbogo Njiru whose term has come to an end after 39 years of service. Until his appointment as Commander Kenya Army, Lieutenant General David Kimaiyo Tarus was the Deputy Army Commander,” read the statement by KDF in part.

Additionally, the Commander in Chief promoted Major General Jimson Longiro to the rank of Lieutenant General. Longiro was also named the new Vice-Chancellor of the National Defence University.

Longiro previously served as Commander of the Kenya Navy.

“Consequently, the President has also promoted and appointed Brigadier Thomas Njoroge Ng’ang’a to the rank of Major General and appointed him the Commander Kenya Navy. Until he was appointed, Commander of Kenya Navy he was the Base Commander of Kenya Navy Base Manda,” read the statement in part.

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Ruto Makes Changes to KDF Leadership

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