The Kenya Defence Forces plays an important role by protecting the country's borders and providing security inside the country.Kenya defence forces operate under the command of the Commander-in -chief (CIC),Chief of defence forces (CDF) General Robert Kibochi who is the second in command after the president , followed by Lieutenant General Francis Ogolla ,,who is the deputy chief of defence forcesGeneral Kibochi joined the Kenya Defence Forces on 18May 1979 and underwent officer Cadet training until 30 march 1980 when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and posted to the Signal Battalion.
The deputy chief of defence has been appointed for several positions of commander and staff, including the chief of Kenya Army,the assistant chief of defence,who oversees operational, planning, doctrine and training responsibility of defence forces and the strategic planning of policy, Director of international peace support training center and the Arms Operations Requirements (GDA) and the commander corps.
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