Kenya Defence Forces Taekwondo Team Leaves for Brazil

Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto, takes a group photo with Senior Military Officers, Army Sergeant Major, Defence Sergeant Major and the Taekwondo team.

Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto, takes a group photo with Senior Military Officers, Army Sergeant Major, Defence Sergeant Major and the Taekwondo team.   

Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto presided over a flag hand-over ceremony at Defence Headquarter on Tuesday, 20th November 2018. The Kenyan flag was handed to the KDF Taekwondo team which will be proceeding to the 24th World Military Taekwondo Championship in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil.

The Championship is scheduled to take place from 26th November 2018 to 4th December 2018 and will be hosted by the Brazilian Armed Forces which is a contributor to the International Military Sports Council. Over 29 nations are expected to participate with over 200 military athletes competing in the event.

Speaking during the flag hand-over, Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto commented that the event is being held to foster peace and friendship among nations through sports.

“The society continues to look upon the Defence Forces to show the way forward hence you must not fail. I wish to urge the managers of sports to continue providing the necessary counselling and guidance to our young sportsmen and women,” he concluded.

Deputy Army Commander was accompanied by Chief of Personnel Kenya Army Headquarters Brigadier Henry Ofulah, Senior Officers and Warrant Officers.

11The Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto presents a flag to the Chief De Mission Colonel Apollo Aloka during the Taekwondo flag handover on 20th November 2018 at Defence Headquarters.

The Chief De Mission Colonel Apollo Aloka giving his speech during the Taekwondo flag handover. The Chief De Mission Colonel Apollo Aloka giving his speech during the Taekwondo flag handover.              
The Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto giving his speech during the Taekwondo flag handover. The Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto giving his speech during the Taekwondo flag handover.
The Taekwondo team presents three cheers to the Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto.The Taekwondo team presents three cheers to the Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto.

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