General Robert Kariuki Kibochi takes the oath of office

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General Robert Kariuki Kibochi takes the oath of office as the new Chief of Kenya Defence Forces (CDF) during the swearing in ceremony witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday witnessed the swearing in of General Robert Kibochi as the new Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (CDF) at State House, Nairobi.

General Kibochi takes over the leadership of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) from General Samson Mwathethe who retired after serving as CDF for five years.

Previously, General Kibochi, who was accompanied to State House by his wife Mrs Tabitha Kariuki, served as the Vice Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces.

Speaking during the ceremony, President Kenyatta commended the KDF for upholding merit and professionalism which he said has enabled the institution to have a predictable and stable career management system for its officers, servicemen and women.