DEFOCA Holds its Annual General Meeting

Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi presents the Best Branch Certificate to Kakamega branch Chairman Captain (Rtd) Pius Litsutsa during their Annual General Meeting at the Defence Headquarters on 13 November 2018.

Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi presents the Best Branch Certificate to Kakamega branch Chairman Captain (Rtd) Pius Litsutsa during their Annual General Meeting at the Defence Headquarters on 13 November 2018.

Defence Forces Old Comrades Association (DEFOCA) held their Annual Delegates Meeting (ADM) on 13th November 2018 at the Defence Headquarters Camp Admin Unit (DHQ CAU). The event was graced by Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi.

The main objective of DEFOCA is to promote the welfare of serving and retired members of the Kenya Defence Forces. This year’s ADM reviewed activities that took place from November 2017 to October 2018 and also discussed current and future goals set for the benefit of the association.

The Chief Guest, Lt Gen Kibochi appreciated the cooperation and commitment of the delegates and thanked them for their effort in increasing membership. In his speech, VCDF said KDF’s leadership together with that of the association has established a five-year strategic plan which will offer direction to broaden the avenues of resources.

Lt Gen Kibochi also highlighted the need for retired military personnel to work closely with the County Governments to provide lasting solutions to emerging security threats. He further noted that there has been good feedback among members who have volunteered to offer security expertise at the regional and County level, supplementing the already existing security structures.

The event culminated with the retired soldiers interacting with serving personnel and sharing memorable accounts during their time in service.

Other key guests present included, Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Walter Raria, Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla, Commander Kenya Navy Major General Levy Mghalu, Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics Major General Fatma Ahmed and Managing Director Defence Forces Medical Insurance Scheme (DEFMIS) Brigadier Vincent Loonena among other senior military officers, DEFOCA Regional Representatives and DEFOCA staff.

Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi addresses Defence Forces Comrades Association (DEFOCA) delegates during their Annual General Meeting at the Defence Headquarters on 13 November 2018.Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi addresses Defence Forces Comrades Association (DEFOCA) delegates during their Annual General Meeting at the Defence Headquarters on 13 November 2018.
DEFOCA Managing Director Colonel (Rtd) Tele Cheruiyot makes his remarks during the event.DEFOCA Managing Director Colonel (Rtd) Tele Cheruiyot makes his remarks during the event.
DEFOCA Delegates follow the proceedings.DEFOCA Delegates follow the proceedings.
Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi speaks to one of the delegates.Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi speaks to one of the delegates.