HISTORY OF THE KENYA ARMY
KENYA AIRFORCE PAST COMMANDERS
Group Captain Stockwell CBE DFC, 1st KAF Commander after independent. Group Captain F Rothwell DFC TD,2nd KAF Commander. Group Captain J Edwards CBE AFC, 3rd KAF Commander. Colonel Gichuru, 4th KAF Commander and the first indigenous Kenyan to hold the post. 1973-1980
Maj Gen Kariuki,5th KAF Commander. Relieved of his Command and jailed by court martial for four years regarding 1982 coup attempt charges. 1980-1982 Lieutenant General Mahmood Mohamed, 6th KAF Commander. Later on became the Chief of General Staff. 1982-1986 Maj Gen D N Gichuru, 7th KAF Commander. 1986 - 1989 Maj Gen D K Wachira, 8th KAF Commander. 1989-1994
Maj Gen N L Leshan, 9th KAF Commander.Later on promoted to Lt Gen and appointed VCGS. 1994-2000 Maj Gen S K Mutai, 10th KAF Commander. 2000-2003 Maj Gen J W Karangi, 11th KAF Commander.2003-2005.
currently the Chief of Defence Forces.
Maj Gen H M Tangai, 12th KAF Commander 2005-2011.
Maj Gen Joff Otieno, 13th KAF Commander.
Current KAF Commander
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