Air Force News

General Robert Kibochi pledges to support Kenya Air Force achieve mission readiness.

Chief of the Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi addresses officers, airmen and airwomen at Moi Air Base during his visit on Monday, 20 July 2020. General Robert Kibochi, the Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF), visited the Kenya Air Force (KAF) Headquarters at the Moi Air Base in Eastleigh, Nairobi. The CDF was received by Major General Francis Ogolla the Commander KAF and other senior officers. The visit began with the CDF laying a wreath at the

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The Commander Kenya Air Force breaks the ground for construction of an assault course

Commander Kenya Air Force Major General Francis Ogolla being taken through the layout of the assault course. The Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF), Major General Francis Ogolla presided over the ground breaking of an assault course construction at Moi Air Base on Monday, 13th July 2020. During the event Major General Ogolla was taken through the layout of the assault course by Mr Geoffrey Nyakundi the project manager afterwhich he broke the ground

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KDF Continues to evacuate Kenyans stranded in Ethiopia.

Kenyans on  arrival from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia being directed to the screening area at JKIA. The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) through Kenya Air Force C27J Spartan Aircraft has so far airlifted a total of 40 Kenyans who were stranded in Ethiopia due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The third bunch of the ongoing evacuation landed safely at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Sunday, 5th July 2020. Speaking upon arrival, Kenyan Ambassador to

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Kenya Air Force Flying Training School Graduation Ceremony

Commander KAF Major General Francis Ogolla gives his remarks during the FTS graduation ceremony The Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Major General Francis Ogolla presided over Flying Training School (FTS), graduation ceremony at Laikipia Air Base (LAB) on Friday, 26th June 2020. FTS graduands comprise of pilot Officers trained in fixed-wing, helicopter, and fighter aircraft. During their training, the Officers attained the required flying hours to

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Kenya Air Force Assist In West Pokot Rescue Operations

Local administrators of Sambalat, West Pokot County, receive relief items to be distributed to the affected residents. The Kenya Air Force (KAF) as part of a multi-agency team in West Pokot, has been instrumental in supporting the on-going Rescue Operations through Air Operations. This is after flash floods hit residents of West Pokot, Narok and Elgeyo Marakwet counties on Saturday, 18th April 2020, causing landslides, swelling rivers and damaging

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Kenya Air Force Commissions the C-27J Spartan

One of the newly acquired C-27J Spartan aircrafts during its commissioning Embakasi Garrison on 14th February 2020. The Kenya Air Force (KAF) has today 14 February 2020, commissioned the newly acquired C-27J Spartan aircraft. This aircraft had been received on 30 January 2020 by H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces, in a ceremony held at Embakasi Garrison. Presiding over the commissioning

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Kenya Air Force Supports Management of Locust Invasion in Kenya: Role of No.2 SQN

Y12 utility aircraft fitted with spray pods at Wajir Air Base. Desert locust invaded Kenya from the countries of Ethiopia and Somalia in late 2019. Reportedly, this is the worst invasion in the country in 70 years. According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Red sea breeding is in progress and hopper groups and bands are present on the northern coast of Sudan, SaudiArabia, Eritrea and Yemen. Mature swarms are laying eggs in Sudan and Eritrea

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Captain Mike cheruiyot Wins 2019 CDF Golf Trophy at Moi Air Base

Chairman Kenya Defence Forces Golf Association Brigadier James Githaga putts the ball at the Ninth Hole during CDF Golf Trophy Tournament held at Moi Air Base, Nairobi, on Saturday 14 December 2019. Kenya Defence Forces’ (KDF) Captain Mike Cheruiyot has won the 2019 Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) Golf Trophy in a tournament held at Kenya Air Force Golf Club in Moi Air Base, Nairobi on 14 December 2019. Captain Cheruiyot, playing handicap 28

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Kenya Air Force Supports in Garissa Humanitarian Relief Operations

Some of the relief food delivered to Garissa residents by Kenya Air Force during the humanitarian relief operations in Garissa County. Kenya Air Force (KAF) in conjunction with other Government and Non-Governmental agencies facilitated the distribution of relief food to areas affected by floods in Garissa. Areas hardest-hit by the floods are Ijara, Hulugho, Sangailu, Bothai, Galmagala. The situation has been worsened by poor roads rendered impassable

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Laikipia Air Base Troops Its Colour during 2019 Jamhuri Celebrations

Kenya Defence Forces contingents salute Laikipia Air Base Presidential Colour during the Jamhuri day celebrations at Nyayo stadium on 12 December 2019. His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces on Thursday, 12th December 2019 led Kenyans in celebrating this year’s Jamhuri Day at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi. The ceremony was marked by a Trooping of the Colour Parade

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