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What Uhuru Kenyatta Said about the death of Francis Ogolla

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Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence over the death of General Francis Ogolla.Below is a statement from Uhuru eulogizing the military man:

“It is with great sadness that I have learned of the tragic passing of General Francis Omondi Ogolla, the Chief of Defence Forces of Kenya. His untimely demise in a helicopter crash at the Kaben-Cheptulel border between Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties, is a significant loss for our nation.

The CDF was not only an accomplished military leader, but also a devoted patriot who dedicated his life to serving and protecting our beloved country. His leadership, bravery, and unwavering commitment to duty have made a lasting impact on our armed forces and our nation as a whole.

As the Head of State, I had the privilege of serving with General Ogolla as Deputy Commander of the Kenya Air Force, Commander of the Kenya Air Force, and finally as Vice Chief of Defence Forces.

During this period of mourning, please accept my sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of the other officers of the ill-fated flight.

May the memories of these exceptional military officers, who had a profound influence on our nation, bring you comfort and strength in this difficult time.

H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, C.G.H

4th President of the Republic of Kenya

18th April, 2024”