Defence Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ambassador Raychelle Omamo unveils the plaque during Official opening of the Civilian Administrative Cluster Office block at Kahawa Garrison on 30th October, 2018.
Defence Cabinet Secretary, Amb Raychelle Omamo officially opened four newly constructed buildings for civilian and military personnel at Kahawa Garrison and Moi Air Base.
The structures that were recently completed are part of welfare and modernisation programme being undertaken by the Ministry of Defence. The buildings are earmarked to be used as civilian cluster offices and service member’s accommodation.
The Cabinet Secretary reaffirmed the Ministry’s commitment to improving staff welfare and installation of state-of-the-art facilities that would motivate both civilian and military personnel in a bid to ensure quality service to the Kenyan citizenry.
Amb. Omamo challenged those in charge of the buildings to embrace the culture of maintenance to ensure that the new structures remained spick and span and that employees always worked in a secure and clean environment.
Similar sentiments were echoed by the Principal Secretary, Saitoti Torome, Commander Kenya Army, Lieutenant General Walter Raria and the Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces (ACDF P&L) Major General Fatma Mohamed.
During her visit, the Cabinet Secretary also toured the Kenya Army Tailoring Unit (KATU) and was taken through the processes and equipment used in the facility. The CS later in the day visited Moi Air Base to commission the warrant officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess. She expressed her pride for being part of the mega project noting that significant work had been done on it.
The CS praised the Kenya Air Force leadership for initiating the project, terming it as inspirational. ” Kenya Air Force has set the Standards through this project, and I hope it is a first step to even greater things to happen not only to the Kenya Air Force but also to the Kenya Defence Forces in general” She added that she was thankful to the military personnel for their diligence, courage, selflessness and sacrifice in undertaking their duties.
KAF Commander, Major General Francis Ogolla, expressed his delight for being the host of the event which he described as an historical day for the Kenya Air Force. ”If you visit any first world country, you will realise that this complex is similar to the ones that they have.” He said.
The events were attended by the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi, Deputy Army Commander, Major General Thomas Chepkuto, Kahawa Garrison Commander, Brigadier Daniel Pyapan, Director Human Resource Management Leonard Ngotho and other senior MOD/KDF officers.
Defence CS Amb. Raychelle Omamo unveils the plaque while officially commissioning the Civilian Cluster Headquarter at Moi Air Base on 30th October, 2018.
Defence CS Amb. Raychelle Omamo, Vice Chief of Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi and Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogola toast to the opening of the newly constructed Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess Complex.
Base Commander Moi Air Base Brigadier Peter Githinji and Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ mess Chairman Mess Committee (CMC) Warrant Officer Class One Michael Yego present the Defence Cabinet Secretary with a gift after she officially commissioned the new mess.
Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo has a word with Ministry of Defence Staff after opening the Civilian Administrative Cluster Office block at Kahawa Garrison.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo, Defence Principal Secretary Saitoti Torome, Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Kibochi, Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla among other senior military officers in a group photo with Warrant Officers and Sergeants at the new mess.
The newly commissioned Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ residential Complex.
Kenya Army Tailoring Unit’s (KATU) Corporal Joseph Omollo demonstrates to the Defence CS the operation of the button fixing machine.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo, Principal Secretary Saitoti Torome and Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Walter Raria admire the embroidery machine at the Kenya Army Tailoring Unit.