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Samson Mwathethe Biography

Samson Mwathethe is the Chief of Defence Forces. He was promoted and appointed to this position on 17th April 2015. He was commissioned in 1980 as aseaman officer.

Samson Mwathethe is the Chief of Defence Forces following his promotion and appointment on 17 April 2015. He has held various command appointments including Vice Chief of the Defence Forces, Commander Kenya Navy, Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Kenya Navy logistics Commander, Base Commander Mtongwe and Fleet Commander.

Born in Malindi and educated at Shimo la Tewa and Sacred Heart High Schools Mombasa, before joining the Kenya Navy in April 1978. Samson Mwathethe was commissioned in 1980 as a Seaman Officer after attending Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, United Kingdom. He has attended a host of professional courses in the UK, Italy, the United States, and ultimately, the National Defence College in Nairobi.

Samson Mwathetheducation Background

 

2000: Student at the National Defence College in Nairobi, Kenya.

1998: He undertook Defence Resource Management Course in Monterey, USA.

1989: Student at Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, (UK)

He undertook Missiles Course (ITALY)

He undertook International Principal Warfare (IPWO) Course (UK),

He undertook International Sub-Lieutenants Course (UK)

He has attended a host of professional courses in the UK, Italy, the United States, and ultimately, the National Defence College in Nairobi.

Student at  Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, United Kingdom

Secondary School student at Sacret Heart High Schools, Mombasa

Primary school student at Shimo la Tewa primary school

Samson Mwathethe Career

General Samson Mwathethe is the Chief of Defence Forces following his promotion and appointment on 17 April 2015. He has held various command appointments including Vice Chief of the Defence Forces, Commander Kenya Navy, Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Kenya Navy logistics Commander, Base Commander Mtongwe and Fleet Commander.

His other appointments included Chief of Systems & Procurement, Department of Defence, Command of individual Kenya Navy Ships, SOII Operations at Navy Headquarters, 86 Squadron Commander, and SOI Co-ordination at the Department of Defence.

Samson Mwathethe served as Vice Chief of Defence Forces. He has also held various command appointments including Kenya Navy Commander, Deputy Kenya Navy Commander, Kenya Navy logistics Commander, Base Commander Mtongwe and Fleet Commander. His other appointments included Chief of Systems & Procurement, Department of Defence, Command of individual Kenya Navy Ships.

Gen. Samson Mwathethe also served with the United Nations as a Military Observer in Kuwait/Iraq and Yugoslavia in 1991/92. His decorations include Distinguished Conduct Order (DCO) and Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS).

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