President Ruto to preside over his first KDF Day celebrations tomorrow
President William Ruto will preside over his first military event as Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces on Friday, October 14th, during the 11th KDF Day Celebrations.
KDF Day is commemorated annually to commemorate and celebrate the brave acts of KDF heroes and heroines. This special day has been marked since October 2012, following the October 2011 beginning of Operation Linda Nchi.
In the event, soldiers who performed exceptionally well in their duties are recognized and presented with awards in recognition of their remarkable work.
Various KDF welfare departments are also expected to have display stands where they can showcase their various functions and how they may use the offices to their advantage.
As C-in-C, President Ruto is responsible for naming Defense Force units based on the Defense Council’s recommendations. On the recommendation of the Defence Council, he also promotes, appoints, and posts officers of the Defence Forces.
As a forerunner to the fete, KDF held a free medical camp on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 at Likii Health Centre in Nanyuki.
KDF medics provided a variety of medical treatments, including general outpatient care, Beyond Zero Cervical Cancer Screening, dental care, eye care, child welfare and nutrition, Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) services, and health promotion presentations.