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Military Has Revitalized Running Of Deteriorating Public Institutions-Chief Of Defense Forces

Chief of Defense Forces Robert Kibochi has defended the involvement of the military in civilian affairs by running specific public institutions.

In a TV interview on Wednesday night, November 3, Kibochi noticed that as per the constitution the military is mandated to cooperate and assist other government organizations either in the midst of emergency or crises. He gave instances of institutions like the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) and Kenya Railways.

"For example take Kenya Railways, that has provided support to local communities yet required a lot of Meter Gauge lines. They have not been able to revive the lines, that talks about crises thus the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) is tasked to proceed to assist. As of today, 95% has been reestablished," he expressed.

He noticed that such projects depict a positive inclusion of the military and Kenyans ought not be wary when the armed forces assist with ensuring activities run as expected for their benefit.

Concerning KMC, he clarified that reviving the commission was a daunting task for the KDF which was commanded by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

"On account of Kenya Meat Commission (KMC), it was a disaster (when we took over). Today presently, every soldier in KDF, each cop who is in Kiganjo, KWS, prisons get meat from KMC," he noted. The KDF boss likewise dispelled rumours that the Kenyan military focused on revenue generation instead of protecting the lives of its citizens.

"We are not after revenue generation, we are an enabler, our responsibility is to create conditions so those that manage these facilities can see that if you work in the right conditions in a right environment, you will actually make gains," he pointed out.

Further, he noticed that the military doesn't discriminate during recruitment exercise emphasizing that all Kenyans have an equal opportunity during the process.

"The qualities that we search for are all well specified in the adverts like age, between 18-26 years for both genders and other academic qualifications. We will be having two classifications of official cadets - those with degrees and those without," Kibochi insisted.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been accused for militarizing the Public Service by appointing military chiefs to key positions, including NMS, led by Major General Mohamed Badi.

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