BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Julius Waweru Karangi
Julius Waweru Karangi
Karangi (right) with U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey at the Pentagon
Kenya Air Force
Kenya Defence Forces
Years of service
1973-May 4th 2015
Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (CDF)
Vice Chief of Defence Forces
Commander of the Kenya Air Force
Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya
Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear
Legion of Merit
Julius Waweru Karangi is a retired General of the Kenya Defense Forces. Until May 4th 2015 he was the Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (CDF). The Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (CDF) is the highest-ranking military officer in the Kenya Defence Forces and the principal military adviser to the President of the Republic of Kenya and the National Security Council.
2Chief of the Defence Force
3Honours and awards
Julius Karangi joined the Kenya Air Force in 1973. He went on to train as a Cadet in the UK whereby he was commissioned as an officer in 1974. After getting qualified as a Flight Navigator in October 1975, he was posted to the Flying Wing Kenya Air Force working as a Navigator.
1995-Commander of a Kenya Air Force Base, Moi Air Base
1997- Commander of the Kenya Air Force Logistics Command
1998-Chief Procurement of the Kenya Defence Forces
1999- in charge of Training, Doctrine and Procurement for the Kenya Defence Forces at the office of Assistant Chief of Defence Forces at Defence Headquarters.
2000-2003:Commandant Defence Staff College, Karen rank of Major General, after which he was appointed
2003-2005:Commander of the Kenya Air Force
August 2005: promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Defence Headquarters.
Chief of the Defence Force
On 13 July 2011 he was promoted to the rank of General and appointed the new Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (CDF) ,a post he held until his retirement from military service on May 4th 2015.
Honours and awards
General Karangi has received the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya, the Order of the Burning Spear as well as the Legion of Merit.