President Ruto appoints General Charles Kihariri as the new Chief of Defence Forces

KENYA: President William Ruto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, has promoted Lieutenant General Charles Muriu Kahariri to the rank of General and appointed him the new Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF).

President Ruto has also promoted Major General John Mugaravai Ornenda to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him Vice Chief of the Defence Forces.

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Lieutenant General John Mugaravai Ornenda was the Kenya Air Force Commander prior to the appointment.

General Kahariri’s appointment comes two weeks after General Francis Ogolla died in a copter crash alongside nine other military officers.

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