KDF Day is observed annually to Commemorate and to celebrate the acts of valor and gallantry by KDF heroes and heroines. This special day has been observed since October 2012 following the launch of Operation Linda Nchi in October 2011.This year’s theme is Humanitarian Civil Assistance.
The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Monica Juma has led the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in marking the ninth KDF Day Celebrations, today on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.
“We the Mugambo Wa Mugikuyu FM, Fraternity wish all KDF heroes and heroines a happy KDF day and we also remember our fallen soldiers,”from the head of news, Mr Joshua Macharia.
Her message today focuses more on troops that were sent to Somalia to help fight Al Shabaab.
“I take this opportunity to salute our soldiers who are deployed in various Forward Operating Bases in Somalia on this auspicious day when we commemorate the Kenya Defence Forces Day.
This memorable day, is set aside in the Ministry of Defence to remember the ultimate sacrifice that your colleagues have paid in search for peace in our neighboring country, Somalia.
As your Cabinet Secretary, I am deeply grateful for the privilege to provide strategic guidance, work and be associated with patriotic, brave men and women that everyday guarantee our nation’s safety and security – who have answered to a higher calling to defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our motherland, and to protect the freedoms of Kenyans.”
In the event, soldiers who perform exceptionally well in their duties are usually recognized and presented with awards in recognition of their remarkable work. Last year’s event which was led by the then Defence CS, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo ,had several activities which included unveiling of the monument in rembrance of the fallen soldiers by the ,laying of wreaths and the official opening of the Welfare Center of Lang’ata Barracks.Follow us in social media: