You won’t believe why RUTO appointed military generals as ambassadors to Iran and Pakistan – Look!

Sunday, March 10, 2024 - President William Ruto has expressed his full confidence in the military after appointing two generals as ambassadors.

Speaking during the swearing-in of newly promoted generals at State House yesterday, Ruto explained his decision to nominate two retiring military generals for ambassadorial roles in Pakistan and Iran.

According to the Head of State, the two stations needed senior citizens with vast experience in public service.

He also cited the security dynamics in both countries as a factor in his decisions. 

Ruto was referring to the nomination of former Vice Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Jonah Mwangi as Kenyan ambassador to Iran and that of former Commander of the Kenya Army Lieutenant General, Peter Njiru, as Kenya's High Commissioner to Pakistan.

"I know that I have given you difficult stations. Teheran and Islamabad are not very easy stations but I know you are up to the responsibility.”

"In Pakistan, we all know what is going on there and we also know what is going on in Iran and that is why I believe that senior citizens like yourself who have wide experience are the best people to man those stations," he stated.

On the other hand, he expressed optimism over the services the two military officers will offer, describing them as competent officers who are intelligent and competent.

"My very best wishes as you transit into your new responsibilities in the service of the nation. I was pleased with them and they have discharged their duties with distinction," he stated.

Mwangi has served in KDF for 42 years with did latest assignment being the second in command in KDF after General Francis Ogolla. On the other hand, Njiru served in the army for 39 years.


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