Julius Waweru Karangi

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Julius Waweru Karangi (born 28 April 1951) is a retired military officer from Kenya who was Chief of the General Staff of the Kenya Defence Forces from 2011 until 2015.[2]

Julius Waweru Karangi
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Karangi (right) with U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey at the Pentagon
Born (1951-04-28) 28 April 1951 (age 70)[1]
Nyeri, Kenya
Allegiance Kenya
Service/branchKAFEMBLEM.jpgKenya Air Force
Flag of the Kenya Defence Forces.svgKenya Defence Forces
Years of service1973-2015
RankGeneral
Commands heldChief of the Kenya Defence Forces (CDF)
Vice Chief of Defence Forces
Commander of the Kenya Air Force
Awards
  • Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya
  • Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear
  • Legion of Merit

Military careerEdit

Julius Karangi joined the Kenya Air Force in 1973. He trained as a cadet in the United Kingdom and was commissioned as an officer in 1974. He qualified as a flight navigator in October 1975 and was assigned to the Flying Wing of the Kenya Air Force.[3]

  • 1995 - Commander of Moi Air Base
  • 1997 - Commander of the Kenya Air Force Logistics Command
  • 1998 - Chief of Procurement of the Kenya Defence Forces
  • 1999 - Head of training, doctrine and procurement at the office of the Assistant Chief of Defence Forces[3]
  • 2000 - Commandant of the Defence Staff College
  • 2003 - Commander of the Kenya Air Force
  • 2005 - Vice Chief of Defence Forces[3]
  • 2011 - Chief of the General Staff
  • 2015 - Retirement[3]

Honours and awardsEdit

General Karangi received the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya,[4] the Order of the Burning Spear and the Legion of Merit.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kenya Defence Chief – General (Dr.) Julius Waweru Karangi; Career Profile". Strategic Intelligence. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  2. ^ Teyie, Andrew (14 July 2011). "Kenya: Karangi is New Military Boss". The Star. allAfrica.com. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Through the ranks to head defence forces | Capital News". Capitalfm.co.ke. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  4. ^ "General (Dr.) Julius Karangi 'EGH' 'CBS' 'DCO' 'ndc' 'psc'(K)". Kenyan Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Photo Gallery".
Military offices
Preceded by
Maj Gen Simon Kiplimo Muttai
Commander of the Kenyan Air Force
2003 - 2005
Succeeded by
Maj Gen Harold M Tangai
Preceded by
position created under the new constitution of Kenya
Chief of the Defence Forces
2011 - 2015
Succeeded by
Samson Mwathethe