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President Uhuru Kenyatta Honours Gallant Officers of KDF

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President Uhuru Kenyatta lays a wreath at KDF memorial President Uhuru Kenyatta lays a wreath at KDF memorial

It was a pleasure and a privilege today to recognize and honour our gallant officers of the Kenya Defence Forces who have devoted their lives to defending this nation. Kenya’s men and women in uniform have always inspired a sense of dedication to duty, pride and professionalism in their rank and file. In an age when many military forces in Africa and in many other parts of the developing world sank into fruitless politicking, the Kenya Armed forces remained professional, steadfast and loyal to the Government of the day.

Today we also commemorate our fallen heroes in the knowledge that although they are departed, their spirit lives on with us, and in each one of us. Their example lights the way for us, and reassures us that we too are capable of the feats they achieved.

I commend KDF on the exceptional conduct of “Operation Linda Nchi”, which culminated in the liberation of Kismayu from Al Shabaab, and which has been rewarded with other significant advances in recent months.

These experiences, the heroic toil of our young men and women in uniform, should not be lost to us, or to our children. I have nothing but praise for the KDF for choosing to document, for the first time in our history, their experiences in war. I am grateful that the book we have launched today will be read for generations to come.

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