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STATE HOUSE, MOMBASA: Ministry of Defence – Postings, Promotions and Appointments –

STATE HOUSE, MOMBASA: Ministry of Defence – Postings, Promotions and Appointments –

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Press-Release-appontmentsDownload President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi decorate Maj. Gen Francis Ogolla to the rank of Lieutenant General at State House, Mombasa. Maj. Gen Francis Ogolla has been appointed the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF).  President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi decorate Maj. Gen Francis Ogolla to the rank of Lieutenant General at State House, Mombasa. Maj. Gen Francis Ogolla has been appointed the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF). :  Lieutenant General Francis Ogolla takes the oath of office as the incoming Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF) at State House, Mombasa.    Major General John M Omenda takes the oath of office as the incoming Commander Kenya Air...
President Kenyatta visits multi-agency security team in Boni Forest

President Kenyatta visits multi-agency security team in Boni Forest

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LAMU, 21st July 2021 (PSCU) - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday visited the multi-agency team of Kenyan security officers undertaking a joint operational training in Boni Forest, Lamu County.  The Field Training Exercise (FTX), is part of a broad Whole-of-Government approach to the delivery of security services by leveraging on interoperability of Kenya's security assets.  The FTX, which is coordinated by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), brings together troops from the different security formations in the country among them Kenya Police Service (NPS), National Youth Service (NYS), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS) andbKenya Coast Guard (KCG) with a view of attaining high levels operational efficiency. At the camp, the President, who was accompan...
CEO of Merck Foundation launches “I CAN – Mentorship Program” across Africa, Asia and Latin America to help the young mentees reach their true potential

CEO of Merck Foundation launches “I CAN – Mentorship Program” across Africa, Asia and Latin America to help the young mentees reach their true potential

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PRESS RELEASEThe aim of the program is to help the mentees reach their potential, fulfill their dreams, inspire others and transform under pressureAccess Multimedia ContentNAIROBI, Kenya, July 20, 2021/ -- CEO of Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej announced the beginning of a new mentoring program “I CAN – Mentorship Program” across Africa, Asia and Latin America as part of her personal contribution to empower women and youth in the global south. The program, which is open to Merck Foundation Alumni, including journalists and healthcare providers, will be an interactive program with Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej where she will lend her 27 years of knowledge and experience to support and...
President Uhuru Kenyatta joins motorsport enthusiasts at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani for the Super Special Stage of the 2021 WRC Safari Rally.

President Uhuru Kenyatta joins motorsport enthusiasts at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani for the Super Special Stage of the 2021 WRC Safari Rally.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and International Automobile Federation (FIA) President Jean Todtjoin join motorsport enthusiasts at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani for the Super Special Stage of the 2021 WRC Safari Rally. President Uhuru Kenyatta and International Automobile Federation (FIA) President Jean Todtjoin join motorsport enthusiasts at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani for the Super Special Stage of the 2021 WRC Safari Rally. 
President Kenyatta received at the Royal Palace in Brussels by King Philippe of Belgium

President Kenyatta received at the Royal Palace in Brussels by King Philippe of Belgium

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BRUSSELS, Belgium, 21st June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday afternoon received by King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels at the start of his two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union. President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by Kenya's Ambassador to Belgium, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi and Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) on arrival in Brussels, Belgium aboard a Kenya Airways aircraft.  The President, who is accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Betty Maina (Trade) and Aden Mohammed (EAC), held private talks with King Philippe. During the two-day visit, the President is scheduled to meet the President of the European Council Charles Michel to discuss Kenya-EU relations and address a...
President Kenyatta mourns businessman Chris Kirubi

President Kenyatta mourns businessman Chris Kirubi

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of businessman Christopher John Kirubi who passed away today. In his message of comfort, the President mourned Mr Kirubi, 80, as a seasoned businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist who founded and successfully ran some of Kenya's largest corporations. "I have received the shocking news of the passing away of my friend Chris Kirubi with a lot sadness. The cruel hand of death has robbed our nation of a patriot whose enterprenuerial spirit, hardwork and determination saw him create some of our country's largest enterprises which offer employment to thousands of our people," the President mourned. Alongside running a successful business empire, the President mourned the late Kirubi a...
Beyond Zero receives a donation of tablet computers from China’s technology giant Huawei

Beyond Zero receives a donation of tablet computers from China’s technology giant Huawei

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Beyond Zero’s Coordinator Ms. Angella Langat receives a donation of tablet computers from China’s technology giant Huawei’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Fiona Pan at Beyond Zero’s Headquarters in Nairobi. The tablets will be used by Beyond Zero’s Secretariat and its service partners during Beyond Zero Mobile Clinics’ outreach programme.
President Kenyatta attends President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration in Kampala

President Kenyatta attends President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration in Kampala

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KAMPALA, UGANDA, 12th May 2021 (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday joined several other African Heads of State at the inauguration of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in Kampala, Uganda. (L-R) Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni is seen with Kenya's leader Uhuru Kenyatta having a word.Photo by PSCU. (L-R) Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni with the first Lady Janet Museveni,Kenya's leader Uhuru Kenyatta and South Sudanese President Salvar Kiir. Photo by PSCU.Photo by PSCU. President Kenyatta, who is the current Chairperson of the East African Community, was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Peter Munya (Agriculture) and James Macharia (Infrastructure). Presidents Felix Tshisekedi (DR Congo), Alpha Conde (Guinea), Salva Kiir Mayardit ...
Uganda’s President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has been sworn in for a sixth term as Uganda’s president following his January 14 victory against 10 other candidates.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has been sworn in for a sixth term as Uganda’s president following his January 14 victory against 10 other candidates.

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“I, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, swear in the name of the Almighty God that I shall be faithful and bear the true allegiance to the Republic of Uganda…” he said, marking the start of his 6th term in office in what makes him the longest-serving leader in the region. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was on Wednesday sworn in for a 6th elective term, in a ceremony attended by several heads of state, including Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta. President Museveni displays the Uganda Coat Of Arms from the Chief Justice Owinyi Dollo The 76-year-old leader has been in power since 1986, after bloody civil war. Museveni, 76, won 58 percent of the votes cast in January’s polls, beating his closest rival and pop star, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine from the National Unity Platform who h...
President Kenyatta mourns former Nairobi County Speaker Ole Magelo

President Kenyatta mourns former Nairobi County Speaker Ole Magelo

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NAIROBI, 8th May 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of former Nairobi County Speaker Alex Ole Magelo who passed away last night at a Nairobi hospital. In his message of comfort and encouragement, President Kenyatta described the late Ole Magelo as an outstanding leader who worked hard to make Kenya a better country for all. The Head of State said the late Ole Magelo’s commitment to duty and service to fellow Kenyans saw him being appointed as a member of the Kenya Leather Development Council last year. “I have known the late Ole Magelo for a long time and from my interactions with him, I came to appreciate his commitment and desire to make life better for others. “He was a gentleman and a sports enthusiast w...
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening bade farewell to his Tanzanian counterpart Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi City County.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening bade farewell to his Tanzanian counterpart Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi City County.

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President Suluhu is returning home after a successful two-day maiden State Visit to Kenya during which she held talks with President Kenyatta, attended a Kenya-Tanzania Business Forum and addressed a joint session of Parliament among other official engagements.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Samia Suluhu – Hassan Business Forum

President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Samia Suluhu – Hassan Business Forum

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania at a Nairobi Hotel during the Kenya-Tanzania Business Forum. Also present is Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Hon. Betty C. Maina. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania at a Nairobi Hotel ahead of the Kenya-Tanzania Business Forum. Also present is Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Hon. Betty C. Maina. President Uhuru Kenyatta with Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania at a Nairobi Hotel during the Kenya-Tanzania Business Forum. Her Excellency Sa...
Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania lays a floral wreath at the mausoleum of Kenya’s Founding Father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi County.

Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania lays a floral wreath at the mausoleum of Kenya’s Founding Father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi County.

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The visiting Head of State was received by Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed (Sports), Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.
Kenya and DR Congo enter cooperation agreements on economy, security and maritime transport

Kenya and DR Congo enter cooperation agreements on economy, security and maritime transport

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KINSHASA, DR CONGO, 21st April 2021 –Kenya and DR Congo have today signed four framework cooperation agreements covering several economic sectors, security and defence as well as maritime transport. President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by the Congolese President H.E. Felix Tshisekedi on arrival at the Palais de la Nation, official resident of the DR Congo's President in Kinshasa, during his second day of State Visit to the country. Among the four pacts, signed on the second day of President Kenyatta's three-day State visit of DR Congo, is the general cooperation agreement which provides a framework for joint promotion of economic, technical, scientific and socio-cultural programmes. President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo witnes...
President Kenyatta commends Equity Bank for growing Africa’s economic freedom through its continental expansion

President Kenyatta commends Equity Bank for growing Africa’s economic freedom through its continental expansion

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KINSHASA, DR CONGO, 21st April 2021-President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended Kenya's Equity Bank for its growing continental presence saying the financial institution's expansion is helping unite Africa and expand her economic freedom. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Equity Bank Group CEO Dr James Mwangi unveil a commemorative plaque to signify the official inauguration of the rebranded Equity BCDC office block in Central Kinshasa, DRC.  "Today, the Republic of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo forge a stronger bond through the merger of Banque Commerciale du Congo (BCDC) and Equity Bank Congo (EBC). President Uhuru Kenyatta with Equity Bank Group CEO Dr James Mwangi and DR Congo's Central Bank Governor Deogratias Mutombo during the official inauguration of the rebranded Equi...
Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

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Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda. District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters. Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) ...
President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

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NAIROBI, 31st March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family and residents of Kiambaa Constituency following the death of MP Paul Koinange. Hon Koinange passed away Wednesday morning at a Nairobi hospital while receiving treatment. In his message of comfort, the President said Kenya has lost one of its dependable leaders whose undivided focus was the unity, stability and progress of the country. The Head of State mourned Hon Koinange as a keen and steadfast supporter of the country's peace agenda through the National Assembly's Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security where he was the Chairperson. “The cruel hand of death has robbed us of a steadfast leader. A leader and gentleman whose undivided focus was the peac...
President Kenyatta condoles with the Obama family

President Kenyatta condoles with the Obama family

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NAIROBI, 29th March 2021 (PSCU) –President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with the Obama family following the death of Mama Sarah Onyango Obama. Mama Sarah, who is the third wife of the paternal grandfather of former US President Barack Obama, died Monday morning in Kisumu. In his message of comfort, the President mourned the Obama family matriarch as an icon of family values and a philanthropist whose contribution to the progress of the Kenyan nation shall be dearly. "The passing away of Mama Sarah is a big blow to our nation. We've lost a strong, virtuous woman. A matriarch who held together the Obama family and was an icon of family values," the President eulogised. Mama Sarah Obama will be remembered by many for her philanthropic work especially in her Nyang'oma Kogel...
President Kenyatta attends State Funeral of former Tanzanian President Magufuli in Dodoma

President Kenyatta attends State Funeral of former Tanzanian President Magufuli in Dodoma

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DODOMA (Tanzania), 22nd March 2021 (PSCU) President Uhuru Kenyatta today joined thousands of Tanzanians and visiting leaders, among them eight other African Heads of State, at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma for the State Funeral of former President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli. President Uhuru Kenyatta signs a condolence book as he pays his last respects to former Tanzania President Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli during the State Funeral at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma. The President, who was accompanied by EAC Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed, attended the sombre ceremony alongside Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa), Felix Tshisekedi (DR Congo) and Felipe Nyusi (Mozambique). President Uhuru Kenyatta pays his last respects to former Tanzania President Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli duri...
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