Written By:Margaret Kalekye/PPS,
Posted: Wed, Jul 13, 2011
President Mwai Kibaki has appointed Lt. Gen Julius Karangi as the new Chief of the General Staff replacing General Jeremiah Kianga whose term expires 31st August.
The appointment of Karangi who was the Vice Chief of the General Staff takes effect from September 1st.
General Kianga has been appointed chairman of the Kenya Railways Corporation. In a statement from Statehouse, President Kibaki said he made the changes following recommendations of the Defense Council which met Wednesday.
Maj Gen S. J Mwathathe has been promoted to Lt Gen and becomes Vice Chief of Defence Forces.
Other affected by the changes include:
Brig P. W. Kameru has been promoted to Maj Gen and appointed Director of Military Intelligence.
Brig. N. Mukala has been promoted to Maj Gen and appointed Commander Kenya Navy.
Col J. M. Waweru has been promoted to Brigadier and appointed Deputy Commander of Kenya Army.
Lt. Gen J. Kasaon is now Kenya Army’s Commander, while Lt Gen N. Mwaniki has been appointed Commandant of National Defence College.
Maj. Gen J. Otieno has been appointed Commander of Kenya Air Force, while Maj. Gen. H.M. Tangai has been appointed Senior Directing Staff – Air National Defence College.
Maj Gen J. N. Waweru has been appointed Commandant, Defence Staff College.
Here is the press statement.
Following recommendations of the Defence Council which met on 13th July, 2011 to consider appointments, postings, promotion and retirements of officers of the Kenya Defence Forces, His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces has made the following changes;
Lt. Gen J. W. Karangi – Promoted to General and appointed Chief of Defence Forces with effect from 1st September, 2011
Maj. Gen S. J. Mwathethe – Promoted to Lt. Gen and appointed vice- Chief of Defence Forces
Brig P. W. Kameru – Promoted to Maj. Gen and appointed Director of Military Intelligence
Brig. N. Mukala – Promoted to Maj Gen and appointed Commander Kenya Navy
Col J. M. Waweru – Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Deputy Commander
Lt. Gen J. Kasaon – Appointed Commander Kenya Army
Lt Gen N. Mwaniki – Appointed Commandant National Defence College
Kenya Air Force
Maj. Gen J. Otieno – Appointed Commander Kenya Air Force
Maj. Gen. H.M. Tangai – Appointed Senior Directing Staff- Air, National Defence College
Maj Gen J. N. Waweru – Appointed Commandant Defence Staff College
Retiring General Officers
Gen. J. M. Kianga – To retire on completion of tenure of office with effect from 31st August, 2011
General Kianga who has had a 40 years distinguished has been appointed Chairman of the Kenya Railways Corporation