In a historic moment for the country, Fatuma Ahmed was appointed as Kenya’s first woman Major General. She works with the Air Force and has now become the first woman in the Kenya Defense Force (KDF) to rise to the prestigious post. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was also present at the swearing-in ceremony.

President Uhuru also addressed the military officials at the ceremony. He said that he looked forward to working with the new appointees in building the capacity of KDF.

“I take this opportunity to congratulate the new VCDF Gen Kibochi, you have had a sterling career in the army and I look forward to you using skills and vast experience you have acquired in the Kenya Army in your new role in the service of the entire KDF,” he said, Media Max Network reported.

He also expressed his pleasure at the appointment of Fatuma Ahmed to the rank of Major General. “It is my pride and joy today to witness the unveiling of the first Kenyan woman as a Major General in the history of our country. I am looking to you and counting on you to be a positive role model for other women in this republic and to show and to prove to them that there is no limit for Kenyan women and that everything is possible,” he said.

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Major General Fatuma has served the KDF for over 33 years. Two years ago, she also made history by becoming the first woman Brigadier-General in the country. Fatuma is now the new Assistant Chief of the KDF, in charge of Personnel and Logistics.

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She also thanked the President for the opportunity to serve in her new role. She added that the appointment proves to all Kenyans and especially, women, that they have an opportunity to offer their skills in improving the country.

“I am very happy with this new appointment because it shows that the President values the contribution of women to the development of our great nation,” she said, Media Max Network reported.

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