Lt. General ( Rtd) Jackson Tuwei, who is the Athletics Kenya President ( Photo Courtesy).
After serving in the military for 40 years, Lt General ( Rtd) Jackson Tuwei bowed out in 2010 after attaining retirement age.
In a colourful military career that saw him serve in both the Kenya Army and Kenya Air Force, Lt General Tuwei joined the Athletics Kenya as its President. Before that, he worked as it's vice president.
Today, the retired military man is the engine running athletics in the country, having been in the position for almost one decade now.
In the military, Lt General Tuwei served as Commandant, Moi Airbase, Eastleigh. In 1992, he was promoted to the rank of a Brigadier.
After a successful career in the Kenya Air Force, he was transferred back to the Kenya Army in 1995. He was appointed as the Commandant of the Kenya Army infantry school.
In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed as the Commanding Officer, Western Command. He would later be appointed as the Kenya Defence Forces director of logistics.
He was appointed as Commandant Defence Staff College in 2002. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed as Commandant National Defence College.
A few months later, he was appointed as the new Kenya Army Commander.
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