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Sunday, October 14, 2012

KDF to mark one year since Somalia invasion

Kenya Defence Force will hold the first commemoration ceremony since the incursion to Somalia at the 10th Engineers Nanyuki Garrison.

According to a press release issued by the Director of Public Communications, Ministry of Defence, Mr Bogita Ongeri, October 14 would from now on be a special day for the forces.

“It will be a day to celebrate and remembering the contributions present and past of those who served or continue to serve in the Kenya Defence Force diligently,” Ongeri said.

Defence Minister, Yusuf Haji will preside over the celebrations.

Officers back from active service in the war against Al Shabaab in Somalia will narrate their experiences in active combat, said the press release. 

Similar celebrations will be held at the KDF Headquarters, Moi Air Base-Eastleigh, Manda Naval Base, Lamu, Gilgil and Kahawa Garrisons.