The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) fraternity has plunged into mourning after the passing on of former vice chief of General staff (CGS) Lieut. Gen. Jackson Munyao.
General Munyao was the first Vice Chief of General Staff, serving in the post in the year 1996, the post that had been created under the chief of General staff under David Tonje.
It is not clear what caused his death.
Kenyans led by former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka have taken to social media to mourn the hero.
Via Twitter, Kalonzo expressed his heartfelt condolences to the deceased's family and friends.
"My condolences to the family, friends & relatives of former vice chief of General staff (CGS) Lieut. Gen. Jackson Munyao. Born in Mumbuni, Machakos, he was 1st commander, 3rd brigade-gilgil & served as vice chief of General staff under David Tonje. Rest In Peace General Munyao R.I.P General Munyao," he tweeted.
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