KDF Conducts State Ceremonial Duties During Inauguration Of Kenya's Fifth President

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On Tuesday, 13 September 2022, the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) joined Kenyans and other invited guests to witness and participate in the inauguration of Kenya's Fifth President and Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C).

KDF leadership and personnel drawn from the three services of the Kenya Army, the Kenya Air Force, and the Kenya Navy conducted various duties towards the inauguration of the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya, HE Dr. William Ruto.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Robert Kibochi escorted the outgoing C-in-C, President Uhuru Kenyatta, on an inspection of the parade with music from the KDF Band.

The CDF also presented the instruments of power to the outgoing C-in-C to hand over to the incoming C-in-C. The instruments of power included the C-in-C Sword.

The Military Police Personnel were at hand to lower the outgoing C-in-C's Standard and raise the incoming C-in-C's Standard, following the Oath Taking, signing of documents, and exchanging instruments of power.

The KDF personnel performed various ceremonial duties at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in welcoming various dignitaries invited to the occasion and providing Aides-De-Camp to the Heads of States invited to the ceremony.

The Maroon Commandos Band entertained guests at the Stadium, and the KDF Military Band played some of Kenyan's favourite tunes.

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