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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U.S.-KENYA BILATERAL DEFENSE FORUM

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PRESIDENT UHURU COMMISSIONS FIRST BATCH OF GRADUATE GENERAL SERVICE OFFICERS

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CHIEF OF ETHIOPIA NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE PAYS COURTESY CALL ON CDF

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VCDF HOSTS EGYPTIAN MILITARY DELEGATION

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CDF INAUGURATES MWAK SECRETARIAT, OFFICES AND LAUNCHES DHQ DEFCO MALL

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EASF COMMAND POST EXERCISE KICKS OFF IN NAIROBI

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022 #BREAKTHEBIAS #IWD2022

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES HOSTS PAKISTAN COUNTERPART

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CDF OPENS MILITARY INTELLIGENCE CORPS HEADQUARTERS

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FINAL PLANNING CONFERENCE FOR EASF COMMAND POST EXERCISE

CDF PARTICIPATES IN AFRICAN CHIEFS OF DEFENCE CONFERENCE
CDF PARTICIPATES IN AFRICAN CHIEFS OF DEFENCE CONFERENCE

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VICE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES VISITS TROOPS IN BONI AND SOMALIA

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NDU-K HOLDS TWO-DAY COUNCIL INAUGURAL MEETING IN NAKURU

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DEFCO GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY AT EMBAKASI GARISSON

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GREETINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR

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A NEW MILESTONE FOR KENYA AIR FORCE AS GENERAL KIBOCHI INAUGURATES NAROK FOB

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CDF VISITS KENYA NAVY SAILORS

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PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA COMMISSIONS CONSTRUCTION OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSES FOR THE KDF SERVICE MEMBERS AT ROYSAMBU MILITARY CAMP.

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