GENERAL ROBERT KIBOCHI EGH CBS, PhD: CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

General Robert Kibochi EGH CBS, PhD

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 a PhD degree in Peace and Conflict Management, Masters Degree of Arts in International Studies, Masters Degree in Computer Based Information Systems, Bachelors of Technology in Communication and Electronics Engineering. 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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CS DEFENCE PRESIDES OVER CLOSURE OF COMMAND POST EXERCISE
CS DEFENCE PRESIDES OVER CLOSURE OF COMMAND POST EXERCISE

ENHANCING GLOBAL SECURITY
ENHANCING GLOBAL SECURITY

ENHANCING LEADERSHIP, COMMAND AND MANAGEMENT
ENHANCING LEADERSHIP, COMMAND AND MANAGEMENT

KENYA’S PEACE AMBASSADORS ARRIVE IN DRC
KENYA’S PEACE AMBASSADORS ARRIVE IN DRC

INDIA DEFENCE EXPO IN KENYA
INDIA DEFENCE EXPO IN KENYA

KENYA – JAPAN DEEPEN DEFENCE RELATIONS
KENYA – JAPAN DEEPEN DEFENCE RELATIONS

NEW DEFENCE CS TAKES OVER THE REIGNS AT ULINZI HOUSE
NEW DEFENCE CS TAKES OVER THE REIGNS AT ULINZI HOUSE

KDF TAKES PART IN THE 19TH EDITION OF THE STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON
KDF TAKES PART IN THE 19TH EDITION OF THE STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON

PRESIDENT RUTO PRESIDES OVER THE COMMENCEMENT OF KDF’s FORMATION COMMANDERS’ CONFERENCE
PRESIDENT RUTO PRESIDES OVER THE COMMENCEMENT OF KDF’s FORMATION COMMANDERS’ CONFERENCE

NATIONAL FLAG HANDOVER TO THE 58TH WORLD MILITARY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
NATIONAL FLAG HANDOVER TO THE 58TH WORLD MILITARY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

CDF FETES SGT JEPKOSGEI FOLLOWING LONDON MARATHON SILVER MEDAL WIN
CDF FETES SGT JEPKOSGEI FOLLOWING LONDON MARATHON SILVER MEDAL WIN

CDF PRESIDES OVER THE SIGNING OF PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS FOR TOP MILITARY LEADERS
CDF PRESIDES OVER THE SIGNING OF PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS FOR TOP MILITARY LEADERS

CDF VISITS KIBARANI KENYA MEAT COMMISSION
CDF VISITS KIBARANI KENYA MEAT COMMISSION

CDF PRESIDES OVER THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF LANET LEVEL IV REGIONAL HOSPITAL
CDF PRESIDES OVER THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF LANET LEVEL IV REGIONAL HOSPITAL

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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