Kenya Navy Sailors today joined other Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Services in celebrating the twelfth KDF Day at Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe.
KDF Day is observed annually to Commemorate the acts of valor and gallantry by KDF heroes and heroines. This special day has been observed since October 2012 following the launch of Operation Linda Nchi in October 2011.
This year’s theme was “One Force One Mission: Enhancing National and Regional Security.”
Kenya Navy Sailors engaged in various activities to celebrate the day. This included football matches, swimming and tug of war competitions between various Kenya Navy Formations as a sign of esprit De Corps.
In swimming, the sailors competed in the breastroke, backstroke and frontal crawl strokes of swimming.
Speaking during the event, Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Brigadier Peter Chelimo thanked the Sailors for their efforts in remembering and celebrating the fallen heroes and heroines.
“On this auspicious event, Kenya Navy remembers the gallant Sailors who paid the ultimate price for the sake of peace in Kenya’s territorial waters. I urge all of you to pull together as one force adhering to the vision of KDF and guiding dictum of One Force One Mission.”
Kenya Navy salutes the brave men and women of KDF for their unwavering dedication, sacrifice and resilience in protecting Kenya’s territorial boundaries.