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Major Change of Guard at Kenya Army Ahead of Elections as New Commander Replaces Lt General Koipaton

A major change of Guard has taken place at the Kenya Army headquarters as new Commander Lt. General Peter Mbogo Njiru replaces Lt. Walter Koipaton.

The Commander Lt. General Walter Koipaton has taken a bow as he hands over power to the incoming Army Commander Lt. General Peter Mbogo Njiru. This handing over of power has taken place at the Ngao gardens, Kenya Army headquarters.

Lt. General Mbogo Njiru who was president Kenyatta’s former aide-de-camp was sworn in at Statehouse Nakuru on July 27, 2022.

This was a formal hand over ceremony which of major significance to the Republic of Kenya where the exiting commander Lt. General Koipaton will inspect an old guard honoring him.

At the same time new guard will usher in the new commander, Lt. General Mbogo Njiru where at the end of the line, they are expected to handle the national flag and Kenya Army flag. Lt. General Koipaton has served for four years as required.

After the formal hand-over ceremony, the retired Lt. General Koipaton will then be escorted out of the Kenya Defense Forces headquarters aboard an open top Land Rover as his fellow generals bid him a goodbye.

This is a significant handover ceremony as it will be a key one for the largest service before the entire Kenya Defense Forces gives their Commander-in-chief a goodbye soon. This also comes a day to the General Elections which will determine who will be the next Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces.

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