President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday led Kenyans in observing the KDF day at Kenyatta Barracks in Gilgil, Nakuru County.
KDF Day is observed annually to commemorate fallen soldiers and celebrate their acts of bravery and gallantry.
Kenya Defence Forces have paid heavily in their effort to protect Kenya’s sovereignty and more so in the war against Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia, where they are part of 22,000 African Union Mission in Somalia troops.
More than 50 KDF soldiers were killed in El-Adde early 2016, during an ambush by the militants in their military camp. Others have been killed within the porous Somalia-Kenya border in different pockets of attacks.
Kenyans came out to show their gratitude and appreciation of the military personnel who have been in the frontline fighting terror and violent extremism.
In the spirit of honouring the selfless acts of valour that have been exemplified by KDF personnel in their mandate to defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta also lay wreath at the monument of fallen heroes.
Here are some messages from Kenyans on Social media
“Happy kdf day our dear men and women in uniform…you have given up so much fir the ungrateful beings and that kinda love is priceless..we celebrate you guys today and wish you all the best in your daily endeavours.”
wishing you a Happy
#KDFDay2018 to all of Kenya’s Servicemen and Armed Forces for their Heroic acts of Valor&Gallantry and Dedication to to the Greater Good of this country. #RIP to all the Fallen Soldiers,May God grant your families Peace.