The Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Samson Mwathethe has outlined integrity, ethics and professionalism as some of the accomplishments the Kenya Defense Forces(KDF) has accomplished in the past decade.
Speaking during a pass put parade at Lanet in Nakuru, General Mwathethe said the force had embarked in transforming the KDF by introducing development skills in leadership to help mold an all round person.
“The curriculum offered to the recruits is broken down into leadership skills apart from the military training we had so as to help mold an all round person,” he said.
He attributed the success of the KDF missions in Somalia and the peacekeeping operations with the UN to the government and the people of Kenya saying by their support and goodwill they have been able to thrive.
The colorful ceremony saw over 60 special duty officers from the army take an Oath of Allegiance, to defend the country after undergoing a period of rigorous Basic Military Training.
General Mwathethe also awarded trophies to recruit Anthony Kimanzi, Jane Oluoch, Geoffrey Shanza and Janice Ngugi for being the best recruit all round.
In his speech, he congratulated the soldiers for their exemplary performance during basic training assuring them of Government’s commitment in ensuring that they are adequately catered for to enable them execute their duties.
“I would like to congratulate the soldiers for their performance and the president has assured the government commitment,” he said.