President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded efforts by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the fight against terrorism both in Somalia, and closer home.
He also praised the military for the role they are playing in Boni Forest in Lamu county, as part of the Multi Agency Force, ridding the region of terrorists and other criminals. He said their engagements have greatly degraded al Shabaab’s ability to attack.
“When this entire region is finally at peace, it will be because the men and women of this Service fought bravely for peace, for prosperity, and for freedom and equality under law,” said the President.
Uhuru, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, was speaking yesterday during the recruits pass out parade at their training school in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county.
He said one of his essential duties, as the Commander-in-Chief is the protection of Kenyans and the preservation of Kenya’s integrity under the Constitution Others present were Defence Forces Cabinet secretary Raychelle Omamo, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, service commanders and other senior military and government officers.