On Saturday, 16 October 2021, Kahawa Garrison hosted the 10th KDF Day Anniversary. The celebrations were led by His Excellency President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the Kenya Defence Forces, Hon Uhuru Kenyatta. The President was received by Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Defence Eugene Wamalwa, the Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Robert Kibochi, Service Commanders and other Senior Military and Government Officials.
The President laid a wreath at the Heroes and Heroines Monument, followed by an inspection of a Guard of Honour mounted by the 7th Battalion Kenya Rifles. Thereafter, the President was taken on a tour of Operations and Logistics Command Centre. He later opened a Communication and Information System Maintenance and Innovation Centre, a Level IV 150-bed capacity Nairobi Regional Hospital, as well as a Level III Armoured Personnel Carrier Repair Workshop.
The C-in-C lauded KDF for contributing to global peace stability and sustainable development while deployed in various capacities in internal and regional assignments, both in UN and AMISOM.
“These three words; duty, courage and honour describe those uniformed men and women who serve this nation, who do their duty exemplary, and perform their roles with impeccable honour,” said the President.
President Kenyatta further thanked the families of KDF soldiers for their unwavering support that they have given to the troops as they continue to undertake their core and tough mandate in ensuring Kenya’s territorial integrity and sovereignty as well as maintenance of regional and international peace and security.
Present during the occasion was the First Lady HE Margaret Kenyatta, the Head of Civil Service Mr Joseph Kinyua, CS Energy Amb Dr Monica Juma, CS Health Mutahi Kagwe, Senior Ministry and other government officials, soldier and their families.