The best Officer Cadet in leadership and Command and winner of the Sword of Honour Senior Under Officer Brian Omondi Nyambara of the Kenya Army receives an award of the Sword of Honour from the President at the Kenya Military Academy in Lanet on 28 November 2019.
His Excellency the President and Commander-in- Chief of the Defence Forces of the republic of Kenya, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the General Service Officers’ Commissioning Parade on 28 November 2019, at Kenya Military Academy (KMA) in Lanet, Nakuru.
KMA is one of Kenya Defence Forces’ centers of excellence that offers training to Military officers, both at undergraduate level and professional military training concurrently. The academy prepares cadets from the Eastern Africa region for leadership and command by providing foundational officer training, education and inspiration to attain professional military excellence.
Before his address the President recognized four of the commissioning cadets who emerged most outstanding and awarded them. Senior Under Officer Brian Omondi was awarded the best Cadet in Leadership and winner of Sword of Honour, the best Officer Cadet in Professional Studies and winner of Professional Studies Award was Junior Under Officer David Ekunoit Ekai, The best Cadet in Character Development and winner of Character Award Junior Under Officer Peter Samoire Mugundui and lastly the best Allied Officer Cadet in order of Merit and winner of Commandant’s Award Junior Under Officer Eliakim Mathew Ezekiel.
“Kenyan troops will continue operating in Somalia until after the threat posed by the forces destabilizing the country and the region are neutralized. In pursuance this objective and that of the international community, our troops will continue being part of AMISOM until such a time that this objective will be achieved,” said the Commander –in- Chief.
The President indicated to the new officers that as they join KDF they ought to know that Kenyan troops are still apart of AMISOM and the young officers should have the zeal and determination to be part of it and be ready to work away from their families.
He reminded the newly commissioned officers to always abide by the tenets of the Officer’s Creed and to maintain a clear sense of direction that will enable them lead by example and be a source of inspiration to their fellow officers.
Present during the event were: CS Defence Amb. Raychelle Omamo, Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, Principal Secretary Ministry of Defence Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed, the Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi, Service Commanders, the Assistant Chief of Defence Forces Personnel & Logistics Major General Fatuma Ahmed, the Kenya Military Academy Commandant Major General Albert Kendagor, Senior Military Officers, Officers, Service Members among other invited guests.
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta is escorted by the parade commander Senior under Officer Brian Omondi Nyambara in inspecting a parade mounted by the commissioning cadets at the Kenya Military Academy in Lanet.
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta awards trophy to the second best Officer Cadet in leadership and Command and winner of the Academic studies award to Cadet Adjutant Sarah Naisula Kanai of the Kenya Air Force.
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta congaratulates Junior Under Officer Simon Ndungire Ngeteta for winning the second best Officer Cadet in Character Development and winner of character development award.
Junior Under Officer Simon Ndungire Ngeteta of the Kenya Navy leads the Kenya Navy platoon in giving respect to President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta.
Family and friends of 2nd Lieutenant Karugah Maina congratulates him for successfully completing a three -year training at the Kenya Military Academy (KMA) in Lanet, Nakuru County.