Vice Chief of Defence Forces Visits Troops in Somalia

A Kenya Defence Forces soldier shows the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi the arc of fire from one of the fighting trench during his visit to Kenya Defence Forces troops serving under AMISOM, Somalia, on 23 July 2018.

A Kenya Defence Forces soldier shows the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi the line of fire from a fighting trench during his visit to the Kenya Defence Forces troops serving under AMISOM, Somalia, on 23 July 2018.

The new Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF), Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Robert Kibochi has in the past week been visiting Kenya Defence Forces troops under Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

During his visit to various Bases as well as Forward Operation Bases (FOBs), Lt Gen Kibochi congratulated the soldiers for their continued service to Kenya as well as their effort towards the support of our neighbors, Somalia, as they move towards stabilization.

The VCDF said Kenya Defence Forces will continue to improve and enhance its capabilities to ensure that the Force was always ready to fulfil its obligations, including support to AMISOM.

He reiterated that with this continued improvement, KDF and AMISOM will surmount challenges that may from time to time arise in operations to rid Somalia of terrorism and return the country on a path to peace and prosperity.

The visit is timely as it avails an opportunity to meet with KDF soldiers as they execute their mandate. It also avails opportunity to hear and experience day to day occurrences in the operation bases.

Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi, AMISOM Sector 11 Commander Brigadier Joakim Mwamburi and other KDF Officers during a visit to Kenya Defence Forces troops serving under AMISOM, Somalia, on 23 July 2018. Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi, AMISOM Sector 11 Commander Brigadier Joakim Mwamburi and other KDF Officers during a visit to Kenya Defence Forces troops serving under AMISOM, Somalia, on 23 July 2018.
Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi inspects a quarter guard mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces troops serving under AMISOM, Somalia. Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi inspects a quarter guard mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces troops serving under AMISOM, Somalia.
Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi pays respect to fallen heroes in Dhobley, Somalia on 23 July 2018. Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi pays respect to fallen heroes in Dhobley, Somalia on 23 July 2018.
A Kenya Defence Forces soldier explains some of his roles to the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi from his fighting trench. A Kenya Defence Forces soldier explains his role to the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi from his fighting trench.
Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi shares a light moment with a Kenya Defence Forces soldier in Somalia. Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi shares a light moment with a Kenya Defence Forces soldier in Somalia.
Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi addresses the Kenya Defence Forces troops serving under AMISOM during his visit to Somalia on 23 July 2018. Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi addresses the Kenya Defence Forces troops serving under AMISOM during his visit to Somalia on 23 July 2018.
Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi in a group photo with some KDF Officers and Kenya Defence Forces soldiers at Sarira Forward Operation Base on 25 July 2018. Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi in a group photo with some KDF Officers and Kenya Defence Forces soldiers at Sarira Forward Operation Base on 25 July 2018.
Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi addresses the Somali locals who had visited a military base to seek medical attention. Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi addresses the Somali locals who had visited a military base to seek medical attention.