Defence Cabinet secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma awards a certificate to Major Richard Kingori of Kenya Army
The Defence Staff College (DSC) held its 35th graduation ceremony on Thursday, 4 June 2020, in Karen, Nairobi which saw 56 officers graduate, of these 12 participants were drawn from 9 allied African countries.
Before addressing the graduands, the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Defence Ambassador Dr. Monica Juma, presented certificates to the course participants and thereafter awarded the six best graduates.
In her speech, the CS congratulated the 56 participants upon the completion of the Grade 2 Staff Course.
“The programme that you are graduating from complements and adds value to the military package, equipping you with the intellectual firepower that is required to tackle contemporary issues.” the CS said.
She further stated that, the region and the world at large is awash with change and is beset by dynamic and unpredictable security threats which requires military leaders to be at top of their game to be able to identify, analyse and combat the threats effectively.
The Commandant Defence Staff College Major General Martin Ongo’yi commended the graduands for their hard work and dedication that has enabled them to successfully complete the course.
Present during the graduation were the Chief of the Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi, the Principal Secretary for Defence Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Levi Mghalu, Service Commanders, National Defence College Commandant Lieutenant General Adan Mulata, Defence attaches, Senior officers and Officers.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma addresses gradaunds during the 35TH
Graduation Ceremony at Defence Staff College, Nairobi on 4th June 2020.
The Commandant Defence Staff College Major General Martin Ong’oyi gives his opening remarks during the graduation ceremony.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma awards a certificate to lieutenant Col Marcella Aritho of Kenya Navy.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma awards a Certificate to Major M G Khalil of Egyptian Armed Forces.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma congratulates newly promoted granduand lieutenant Colonel Jason Nyandege of Kenya Air Force.