Major General David Kimaiyo Tarus Appointed as the new Kenya Army Commander

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Major General David Kimaiyo Tarus Appointed as the new Kenya Army Commander

Major General David Kimaiyo Tarus has been appointed as the new Kenya Army Commander. The reshuffle in the Ministry of Defense sees Tarus promoted

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Major General David Kimaiyo Tarus has been appointed as the new Kenya Army Commander.

The reshuffle in the Ministry of Defense sees Tarus promoted to his new position, and he replaces Lieutenant General Peter Mbogo Njiru, whose term in the service has ended.

“William Samoei Ruto, C.G.H., President of the Republic of Kenya, and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces pursuant to Section 9(2)(a) of the Kenya Defence Forces Act, has today promoted Major General Charles Muriu Kahariri to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces. He replaces Lieutenant General Jonah Maina Mwangi, whose term has come to an end after 42 years of service.

“Further, the President has promoted and appointed Major General David Kimaiyo Tarus to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him the Commander of the Kenya Army. Tarus replaces Lieutenant General Peter Mbogo Njiru whose term has come to an end after 39 years of service.

“Until his appointment as Commander Kenya Army, Lieutenant General David Kimaiyo Tarus was the Deputy Army Commander,” the Ministry of Defense confirmed in a press release.

Major General Charles Muriu Kahariri has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed as Vice Chief of the Defence Forces.

Ruto also promoted and appointed Major General Jimson Longiro to the rank of Lieutenant General and consequently appointed him Vice Chancellor of the National Defense University. Until his appointment, Lieutenant General Jimson Longiro was the Commander of the Kenya Navy.

Brigadier Thomas Njoroge Ng’ang’a has been promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed the Commander of the Kenya Navy. Before this promotion, Ng’ang’a was the Base Commander Kenya Navy at Manda base.

Other changes

Major General Juma Shee Mwinyikai has been promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed Commandant of the National Defense College.

Major General Mohamed Nur Hassan has been posted to the headquarters of the Kenya Army and appointed Deputy Army Commander.

Brigadier Luka Kipkemoi Kutto has been promoted to Major General and appointed General Officer Commanding Eastern Command.

Major General Aphaxard Muthuri Kiugu has been posted to the Kenya Military Academy and appointed commandant.

Major General John Maison Nkoimo moves to Border Security Command and has been appointed General Officer Commanding.

Brigadier Peter Shikuku Chelimo has been transferred to the headquarters of the Kenya Navy and appointed Deputy Navy Commander.

Brigadier Yahya Abdi has been moved to the National Defence College and appointed Senior Directing Staff Navy.

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