Vice Chief of Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi hands over National Flag to the Chief-De-Mission Brigadier Stephen Radina in preparation of the upcoming 12th East Africa Community(EAC) Military Games and Cultural Events.
The National Flag Handover to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Contingent that will participate in the upcoming East Africa Community (EAC) Military Games and Cultural Event 2019 ceremony took place on Wednesday, 7 August 2019, at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi.
The Vice Chief of Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi presented the National Flag to the Chief-De-Mission of the KDF team Brigadier Stephen Radina.
Speaking on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Forces, the VCDF urged the KDF contingent to maintain high standards of discipline, professionalism and dedication throughout the event in order to attain exemplary performance. He also encouraged the teams to stay away from performance enhancing drugs during the event to avoid being penalized by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The VCDF also pointed out that in the year 2017 KDF emerged the overall winners in the EAC military games held in Burundi and the same laudable performance is expected from this year’s teams.
Present during the occasion were the Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General Walter Koipaton, Assistant Chief of Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics Major General Fatuma Ahmed, senior military officers, officers and services members.
Chief-De-Mission Brigadier Stephen Radina hands over the National Flag to the Officer in- Charge of the KDF contigent Major Isaac Marangach.
The Officer- in- Charge of the KDF contigent Major Isaac Marangach hands over the National Flag to the KDF teams’ captain Corporal Erick Mutoro during the flag handover ceremony at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi.
Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi pens down his message of good luck to the KDF teams as they prepare for the upcoming EAC military games.
Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi sharing a word of advice with the KDF team participating in the EAC military games, during the flag handover ceremony at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi.