Most leaders in the world have led in armed forces uniforms. From the Revolutionary War to World War II, these men have served their country first as sailors, soldiers, pilots, and generals before being elected to the highest office to lead the country. In Kenya, former President Mwai Kibaki has never dressed in any military attire throughout his term.The habit of dressing up in military attire began with Kenya’s founding father the late president Jomo Kenyatta in 1971 whereby he wore a red tunic uniform which is the official ceremonial uniform used by the president.
The second president, late Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi dressed up in the ceremonial red tunic for the first time in 1980 during the Jamhuri Day celebrations.
Since 2013 when president Uhuru Kenyatta ascended to power, he has put on military uniform several times, and apart from today’s military event in Lamu county, the last time he was in military uniform is during the 2018 Jamhuri Day celebrations held at Nairobi’s Nyayo Stadium.
President Uhuru was seen in military attire for the first time in 2014 when he officiated an event at Archer’s Post within Samburu, is said to be in love with the outfit given that his teen dream was to become a soldier.
In the USA eight presidents who ruled after the second World War adorned themselves in military attire; they include John F Kennedy, Lyndon B, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George Washington Bush.
African presidents like their counterparts around the world are known mostly for their swanky suits whenever they attend functions .Long-serving current Uganda president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the late John Magufuli of Tanzania, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari, and Ghana’s former president John Dramani Mahama.
What are your views on this? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments on this on our comments platform.
Content created and supplied by: Ajema (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More