President Uhuru Kenyatta today showed up at Uhuru Gardens where the Kenya Defense Forces Museum Air Show was taking place. However what surprised Kenyans is that the head of state was driving Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. President Uhuru Kenyatta was received by the KDF officials. He was cheered by Kenyans who had turn up in large numbers for the Museum Air Show Festival.
Kenyans from all parts walked of life on Saturday thronged Uhuru Gardens along Lang’ata Road, Nairobi for the Museum Air Show Festival. The festival which was led by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in conjunction with Aero Club East Africa boast displays of both military and civilian aerobatics capabilities aimed at engaging and entertaining the public.
The following are payments that different ranks of the Kenya Defense Force receive: Officers undergoing training receive ksh 7172 as salary as they wait to be recruited to higher ranks. The cadets' salary is ksh 11852 per month while the officer cadets is ksh 24520 per month after working in the military for 3 years.
Kenya Air Force's Largest Transport Aircraft, Which is Also the Mightiest in East and Central Africa
Kenya Air Force (KAF) is a KDF's service unit protecting the country against aerial adversaries. We commend it for its exemplary work done so far. We shouldn't forget that KAF wouldn't be successful without the men and women under its banner. Their grit has earned KAF a lethal reputation across Eastern and Central Africa.
Kenya Air Force (KAF) primary schools were not left behind in nationwide celebration as they performed exemplary in the just concluded Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). Leading from the front was Moi Force Academy where 27 pupils accrued 400 and above marks. Teachers, parents, pupils and staffs of MFA primary school joined in celebrations of their top performing pupil Halkano Abdul-Akim Wachile who obtained 421 marks.
Kenya Defence are the armed forces of Kenya whose main role is to protect the country in case of external attacks. Here in Kenya, we have three types of armies, number 1. The Kenya Air Force (KAF) is the national aerial warfare service branch of the Republic of Kenya.
Weeks after President Uhuru Kenyatta effected major military adjustments in his capacity as the commander in chief of the armed forces, the recently appointed Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Francis Ogolla has finaly handed over his instruments of power as the outgoing Commander of the Kenya Air Force (KAF) to his successor, Major General John Omenda in a colourful event at the Moi Air Base (MAB), Nairobi.
Photo Courtesy The National Transport And Safety Authorities NTSA has not assigned KDF number Plates to newly bought vehicles in the country. Sources indicate that the authority chose to skip the initials since they are associated with a sensitive security organ in Kenya; the Kenya Defence Forces which is the armed forces of the Republic of Kenya.
Women were inducted into the Kenya Defense Forces in 1997 by the then Chief of General Staff General Daudi Tonje who made significant amendments to the Kenya Defense Forces. Major Norah Koech. Picture courtesy. These significant amendments saw the disbandment of the Women Service Corps and the induction of women to serve as soldiers in the Kenya Defense Forces, that culminated to some of the best women in the Kenya Defense Forces.
Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Defence Hon. Eugene Wamalwa on Thursday, 17th February visited the Kenya Air Force (KAF) Headquarters at Moi Air Base (MAB) Eastleigh, Nairobi. The CS was received by KAF Commander Major General John Omenda, and taken through a tour of KAF.
Grade II Staff Course participants and staff from the Defence Staff College (DSC) in Karen on Wednesday, 16th February 2022 visited Kenya Air Force (KAF) Headquarters at Moi Air Base, Nairobi. Led by the Commandant DSC Major General Peter Njiru, the team received a warm welcome from the Commander KAF Major General John Omenda who presided over a presentation on the role of KAF in national and regional security to the course participants at the Lieutenant General S N Thuita Talanta Theatre Auditorium.
The Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF), Major General John Omenda officially received new KAF service members and opened their Induction Course on Monday, 29th November 2021 at the Moi Air Base (MAB) gymnasium hall. The Commander Kenya Air Force accompanied by various Seniors Officers among them the Base Commander MAB Brigadier Samwel Kipkorir and Commandant KAF Training Wing (KTW) Col Eutychus Ndegwa addressed the new posted soldiers who have just finished their basic military training at the Recruit Training School in Eldoret.
After Kenya attained independence in 1963, the Kenya Military Forces was established.Since then there have been alot of developments in the service that is highlighted in various books. These books are. 1. THE SOLDIER'S LEGACY. This book provides an insider’s look into the day-to day operations of the Kenya Army, detailing its activities and takes the reader through the journey of a soldier and the intricacies of Kenya’s military since independence.Through the book, KDF hopes the details that have never been revealed by the Kenya Army will help improve its public image and boost confidence among Kenyans.
The Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Major General John Omenda graced the Flying Training School (FTS) and Junior Leadership Command (JLC) course graduation event at Laikipia Air Base (LAB). The FTS graduands included Pilot Officers who started their course with special ground training then continued to the flying stage, beginning with the Bulldog airplane and later ghe four unique kinds of helicopters flown by KDF.
The government of Kenya through National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has introduce new looking vehicle number plates. Currently, there are 13 different types of number plates in the country that are not the same. Each number plate is owned by either government, NGOs, Counties, companies or personal.
The Kenya Air Force (KAF) on Tuesday 21 December 2021, marked a new milestone following the inauguration of Forward Operating Base, Narok (FOB Narok) by the Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Robert Kibochi. Narok FOB was established on 27 November 2018 and forms part of KAF's strategy in mission readiness through modernisation in ensuring a Premier Air Force that is responsive to the current and foreseeable security challenges and opportunities.
The Vice Chief of Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Francis Ogolla, who is the outgoing Kenya Air Force (KAF) Commander, and the Commander KAF Major General John Omenda were hosted by the Base Commander Laikipia Air Base (LAB) Brigadier Bernard Waliaula, during a visit to bid farewell the Laikipia Air Base fraternity on 27 July 2021.
One of the soldiers who perished in the chopper crash which occurred some days ago was led to rest in this residence in kitui. The KAF helicopter was reported to have had a total of twenty three airmen on board and among them twelve perished on the spot. Though the major couse of the helicopter crash is currently indicated to be under strick investigations.
The Commander, Kenya Air Force (KAF) Major General John Omenda presided over the 17th graduation ceremony of the Defence Forces Technical College (DEFTEC) on 1 October 2021 at Embakasi garrison, Nairobi. A total of 15 Officers graduated after successfully completing an Engineering Officers Course while 228 service members graduated with diplomas and certificates in various fields among them aeronautical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering.
The recently appointed Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Francis Ogolla has finaly handed over his instruments of power as the outgoing Commander of the Kenya Air Force (KAF) to his successor, Major General John Omenda in a colourful event at the Moi Air Base (MAB), Nairobi on 29 July 2021.