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Vol 65 No 10

Published 9th May 2024


Yet another changing of the guard

Questions surround President Ruto's security plans after he reshuffles the top military jobs for the second time in two months

Regarded as sure-footed on politics and diplomacy, President William Samoei Ruto's management of security policy in a troubled region has been prompting questions about where he wants to take Kenya's armed forces. The concerns are prompted by Ruto's latest military reshuffle on 2 May. It confirmed the appointment of Lieutenant General Charles Muriu Kahariri as Commander of the Kenya Defence Force but was accompanied be a slew of other senior military changes – the second reordering of top level securocrats in two months.

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