He is one of the most decorated military generals in the history of Kenya with a career as a soldier spanning over four decades.
A career soldier, the now 70-year old Karangi would go on to serve in the military under all the country's four Presidents from independence.
Born in 1951 in Nyeri, Karangi joined the military in 1973 and was commissioned as a soldier in 1974 after a successful training in the United Kingdom Military Academy.
In 1975, he qualified as a pilot and was assigned the Flyingr Wing of the Kenya Air Force.
President Uhuru Kenyatta with the then Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces General Julius Waweru Karangi ( Photo Courtesy)
In 1995, with his star continuing to shine, General Karangi was appointed as Commander for the Moi Air Base, Eastleigh.
Further success would follow in 1997 when he was appointed as Commander for the Kenya Air Force Logistics Command.
One year later, he was appointed as Chief of Procurement of the Kenya Defence Forces.
In 2000, he was appointed as Commandant of Defence Staff College. Three years later, in 2003, he was appointed as Commander of the Kenya Air Force.
In 2005, he was promoted to the position of the vice chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, the position he held until 2011 he succeeded General Jeremiah Kianga as the Chief of General Staff.
General Julius Waweru Karangi and his successor Samson Mwathete ( Photo Courtesy)
In 2015, after 42 years in the military, Karangi retired from service.
A battle-hardened soldier, Karangi was at the helm of KDF when Kenya launched a military offensive against Somalia-based Alshabaab militia group.
And as a man who personally flew Mzee Jomo Kenyatta's body from Mombasa to Nairobi following death in 1978, he is a living hero.
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