Kenya military deploys ahead of swearing in Uhuru

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The Kenya military have deployed several officers ahead of the scheduled swearing in of President Uhuru Kenyatta on 28th November ,2017 reports whisper eye media team in Nairobi..
Major-General Charles Gituai is now the general officer in charge of the Western Command.
Until his appointment, he was the chief of staff in the East Africa Standby Force.
Colonel David Obonyo is now in charge of Public Affairs at the Department of De fence headquarters in Nairobi.
He replaced Col Joseph Owuoth, who barely survived three months on the job.
The holder of the office is the official spokesman of the Kenya De fence Forces (KDF).
Maj-Gen Gituai replaced Maj- Gen George Owinow, who doubled as the commandant of the Kenya Military Academy.
The latter, however, remains in charge of the academy, which is based in Lanet, Nakuru, and trains cadets who later join the Army, Air force and Navy as commissioned officers after graduation.
Colonel Cyrus Oguna was appointed the official military mouthpiece and he appeared on TV to give regular updates on the war.
On social media platforms, he was effectively assisted by Major Emmanuel Chirchir.
Col Oguna exited the stage after he was deployed to Tanzania as the De fence attache.
Kenya has decades-old military collaborations with its neighbor in the south.
Exit Col Oguna and in came Col Willy Wesonga.
A few weeks into the position, he was replaced by Col Owuoth.
In a position proving to be a hot potato during an era of divisive politics, Col Owuoth was dropped to give way for Col Obonyo.
A week before the August 8 General Election, the Ministry of De fence went out of its way to issue a statement that condemned then Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o, who is now the governor of the lakeside city, for making unwarranted statements on defense matters.
The governor had said the military spokesman had gone missing, insinuating that there were some individuals behind his disappearance.
He suggested that he had probably been killed.
Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo presented the colonel to the media, describing Prof Nyong’o’s statement as “alarming and irresponsible”.
Days earlier, Col Owuoth was quoted in the media authenticating alarming documents that were being circulated by the opposition National Super Alliance, which, at the time, its leader Raila Odinga was set to battle it out for the presidency with President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party.
The coalition a lost in the polls. It boycotted the repeat presidential election that was held on October 26.
The documents in question were allegedly drawn by the military. They were said to be an operational plan to rig the election in favor of President Kenyatta.
These allegations were dismissed by Ms Omamo.


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