GENERAL ROBERT KARIUKI KIBOCHI EGH CBS ‘ndc’ (K) ‘psc’ (UK) : CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

General Robert Kariuki Kibochi EGH CBS ‘ndc’ (K) ‘psc’ (UK)

CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

General Robert Kariuki Kibochi is the Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces following his promotion and appointment on 4 May 2020. Gen Robert Kibochi was enlisted into the Kenya Defence Forces on 18 May 1979 and underwent Officer Cadets Training until 30 March 1980 and commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant and posted to Signals Battalion.

He has held various command and staff appointments including Vice Chief of the Defence Forces, Commander of the Kenya Army, Assistant Chief of Defence Forces in charge of Operations, Plans, Doctrine and Training at Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Chief of Strategic Plans and Policy, Director International Peace Support Training Centre, Col Operations Requirements (CIS) and Commander Corps of Signals. Other appointments held include Chief of Staff at the Eastern Africa Standby Force, SO1 Records at Headquarter Kenya Army (HQ KA), SO1 Comms HQ KA, SO1 Mobilization DHQ, SO1 Comms CIS DHQ and SOII Operations and Training at the HQ of the Corps of Signals.

Gen Kibochi has earned Masters Degree of Arts in International Studies, Masters Degree in Computer Based Information Systems, Bachelors of Technology in Communication and Electronics Engineering, and is currently pursuing PhD degree in Peace and Conflict Management. His other professional training include; National Security Studies at the National Defence College (Kenya), Army Command and Staff Course (UK), Overseas Telecoms Engineering Course (UK), Signal Officers Degree Telecommunications Engineering Course (India), Sub Unit Commanders Course, Platoon Commanders Course, Regimental Signal Officers Course among other training courses.

He served with the United Nations as Commander of Kenyan Contingent in the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) from 2000 – 2001; while his decorations include Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart (EGH) and Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) among others.

Gen Robert Kariuki Kibochi was born in Nakuru on 15 August 1959. He is married to Tabitha and blessed with four daughters and a grandson.

CDF STRATEGIC VISION

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NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (NDU-K) ACQUIRES FULL OPERATIONAL CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY
NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (NDU-K) ACQUIRES FULL OPERATIONAL CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY

FLOATATION OF THE FIRST KENYAN-MADE SHIP
FLOATATION OF THE FIRST KENYAN-MADE SHIP

PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA OPENS  HEADQUARTERS FOR THE KENYA ARMY BAND AND DEFENCE FORCES SCHOOL OF MUSIC
PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA OPENS HEADQUARTERS FOR THE KENYA ARMY BAND AND DEFENCE FORCES SCHOOL OF MUSIC

PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA PRESENTS COLOURS TO THE 21 BATTALION, THE KENYA RIFLES
PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA PRESENTS COLOURS TO THE 21 BATTALION, THE KENYA RIFLES

PRESIDENT KENYATTA HOSTS THE PRESS AT UHURU GARDENS NATIONAL MONUMENT AND MUSEUM
PRESIDENT KENYATTA HOSTS THE PRESS AT UHURU GARDENS NATIONAL MONUMENT AND MUSEUM

GENERAL ROBERT KARIUKI KIBOCHI EGH CBS ‘ndc’ (K) ‘psc’ (UK) GRADUATES WITH A PHD
GENERAL ROBERT KARIUKI KIBOCHI EGH CBS ‘ndc’ (K) ‘psc’ (UK) GRADUATES WITH A PHD

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KDF CONTINUE TO IMPROVE LIVES

KDF COMMAND CONTINUES TO IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE
KDF COMMAND CONTINUES TO IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE

PRESIDENT KENYATTA PRESIDES OVER RECRUITS PASS OUT PARADE AND COMMISSIONS ELDORET REGIONAL HOSPITAL
PRESIDENT KENYATTA PRESIDES OVER RECRUITS PASS OUT PARADE AND COMMISSIONS ELDORET REGIONAL HOSPITAL

EAC CHIEFS OF DEFENCE FORCES MEET FOR INITIAL MODALITIES ON ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL FORCE IN DRC
EAC CHIEFS OF DEFENCE FORCES MEET FOR INITIAL MODALITIES ON ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL FORCE IN DRC

EAC ARMED FORCES FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE KICKS OFF IN JINJA
EAC ARMED FORCES FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE KICKS OFF IN JINJA

RWANDA CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF PAYS COURTESY CALL ON GENERAL KIBOCHI
RWANDA CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF PAYS COURTESY CALL ON GENERAL KIBOCHI

PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE GRACES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UN PEACEKEEPERS AT HPSS, EMBAKASI
PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE GRACES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UN PEACEKEEPERS AT HPSS, EMBAKASI

CDF COMMISIONS VIP LOUNGE AT HUMANITARIAN PEACE SUPPORT SCHOOL
CDF COMMISIONS VIP LOUNGE AT HUMANITARIAN PEACE SUPPORT SCHOOL

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DEFOCA RESIDENTS VISIT THOME BOYS SECONDARY SCHOOL IN LAIKIPIA

U.S.-KENYA BILATERAL DEFENSE FORUM
U.S.-KENYA BILATERAL DEFENSE FORUM

BURUNDI’S CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES PAYS COURTESY CALL ON HIS KENYAN COUNTERPART GEN ROBERT KIBOCHI
BURUNDI’S CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES PAYS COURTESY CALL ON HIS KENYAN COUNTERPART GEN ROBERT KIBOCHI

PRESIDENT UHURU COMMISSIONS FIRST BATCH OF GRADUATE GENERAL SERVICE OFFICERS
PRESIDENT UHURU COMMISSIONS FIRST BATCH OF GRADUATE GENERAL SERVICE OFFICERS

CHIEF OF ETHIOPIA NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE PAYS COURTESY CALL ON CDF
CHIEF OF ETHIOPIA NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE PAYS COURTESY CALL ON CDF

VCDF HOSTS EGYPTIAN MILITARY DELEGATION
VCDF HOSTS EGYPTIAN MILITARY DELEGATION

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