Lt. General Robert Kibochi appointed Chief of Defence forces, to replace Mwathethe

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President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at State House on the military changes. Photo/PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Lt. General Robert Kibochi as the new Chief of Defence forces designate, and he is set to replace General Samson Mwathethe.

Speaking at State House,President Kenyatta lauded General Mwathethe, who took office in May 2015, saying during his tenure, a number of harmful plans against Kenya were detected and expunged early. “We have seen significant expansion in our military and enviable improvement in the defence capability of our forces,” said the President.

Major General Levi Mghalu has been promoted to Lt. General and is the vice chief of defence forces, Brigadier Johnson Mutai has has been promoted to Major General and is the commander of the Kenya Navy designate. The new appointments are set to take office in their new positions on May 11,2020, “I look forward to working with these officers closely to serve our motherland,” said President Kenyatta.