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His Excellency Hon Dr William Samoei Ruto, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya, and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces pursuant to section 9 (2) (a) of the Kenya Defence Forces Act, has today promoted Major General Charles Muriu Kahariri to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces.

He replaces Lieutenant General Jonah Maina Mwangi whose term has come to an end after 42 years of service. This means that Muriu Kahariri will now be the deputy of Vice Chief of Defence Forces General Francis Ogolla.

Further, the President has 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.

The President has also promoted and appointed Major General Jimson Longiro to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him Vice Chancellor National Defence University – Kenya. Until his appointment Lieutenant General Jimson Longiro was the Commander Kenya Navy.

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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 Kenya Navy he was the Base Commander Kenya Navy Base Manda.

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