General Daudi Rerimoi Chepkong'a Tonje was made the Chief of General Staff in 1996 and served for a period of four years until the year 2000 when General Joseph Kibwana took over. General Daudi Tonje. Picture courtesy. General Daudi Tonje as he is widely remembered, was a man who reformed the Kenya Defense Forces in ways that had never been seen before.
Kenya Defense Forces wasn't formed until 1964, however, The Kings Rifle Africa Battalion was where most people who had been recruited pre-independence found themselves. Picture courtesy. Major General Joseph Lele Ndolo. Many Chief of General Staffs after Independence were soldiers who had been recruited to fight in the second world war or after that.