President Uhuru Kenyatta and his female bodyguard when he attended a function in Nyeri in 2018 ( Photo Courtesy)
When President Uhuru Kenyatta stepped out of his Kenya Airforce helicopter in 2018 to attend a function in Nyeri County, one thing that attracted the attention of many was the female bodyguard behind him.
For the first time in the history of Kenya, a female Aide de camp was in-charge of the President's security. It was a rare feat in as far as the Head of State's personal protection is concerned.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in a past function. Behind him is his female Aide de camp Rachael Nduta ( Photo Courtesy)
Officially, Colonel Nduta is Uhuru's deputy Aide de camp. Often, she steps in when the main man is absent. And that's how she ran the show in 2018 during that event in Nyeri.
Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Stelu Lekolol is Uhuru's official Aide de camp and always stands behind the President in all official functions both within and outside the country.
He is the man who is very close to the Head of State at any given time. Often, he travels together with the President.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his bodyguard Colonel Timothy Stelu Lekolol ( Photo Courtesy)
A member of the Kenya Navy, Colonel Lekolol is the first Aide de camp to be drawn from the water operations wing of the Kenya Defence Forces.
But with Colonel Nduta's new position, it remains to seen if she will one day be confirmed as the President's Aide de camp. If this happens, she will become the first woman in history to occupy that position in the country.
But even before that happens, Colonel Nduta has already shattered the glass ceiling. Hers is a dream come true considering how the male gender has dominated the field.
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