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The History Of Heads Of State Wearing Military Uniforms, Kenya Is Not Left Out

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.Military Uniform, US OCP Typ, Army Make, New US Scorpion W2 camoThe 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.

Jamhuri Day: President Kenyatta ditches suit for full military uniform - 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.

moi – Ministry of Defence – KenyaSince 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.

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Why President Uhuru Kenyatta went commando - The Standard EntertainmentPresident 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.

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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.

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