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PHOTOS: Ruto's son George fascinated by Kenya Air Force 60th Anniversary celebrations

The Kenya Air Force (KAF) on Saturday celebrated its 60th anniversary, a significant milestone in the nation’s history.

George Kimutai Ruto during the Kenya Air Force 60th Anniversary

The event, which was marked by various activities and ceremonies, Presided over by President William Ruto who had tagged along his son George Kimutai Ruto.

George Ruto had a front-row seat to the celebrations, capturing the moments with his camera and engaging with military officials.

Several photos from the event show George Ruto interacting with military personnel and other attendees, visibly engaged and enthusiastic about the proceedings.

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In one of the photos, George Ruto is seen smiling and taking photos with his phone, standing alongside military officers.

His casual and approachable demeanor stood out, showing a personal side to the celebrations.

In another image, he is seen walking alongside senior military officials, including the Chief of Defence Forces, General Charles Kahariri and other high-ranking officers.

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Established in 1964, shortly after Kenya gained independence, the KAF has played a vital role in the country's defence and development.

Initially, the Air Force's primary role was to defend Kenya's airspace. Over the years, it has evolved to include various roles, such as disaster response, humanitarian aid, and supporting peacekeeping missions across Africa.

The KAF has been instrumental in various national and regional initiatives.

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One notable contribution is its role in disaster response. The Air Force has provided critical support during natural disasters, such as floods and droughts, by delivering food, medical supplies, and other essential resources to affected areas.

This support has been crucial in saving lives and alleviating suffering.

Moreover, the KAF has played a significant role in peacekeeping missions across Africa.

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Its personnel have been deployed to various conflict zones, contributing to stability and peace in countries like Somalia and South Sudan.

These missions have not only enhanced regional security but also elevated Kenya's standing in the international community.

Over the years, the KAF has undergone significant modernisation to keep pace with changing security dynamics and technological advancements.

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The Air Force has acquired modern aircraft and equipment, enhancing its operational capabilities.

Training and development programs have also been a priority, ensuring that personnel are well-equipped to handle contemporary challenges.

The 60th anniversary celebrations were marked by various activities, including a colourful parade, aerial displays, and exhibitions showcasing the Air Force's history and achievements.

The events provided an opportunity for the public to learn more about the KAF's role and contributions to national development.

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In his address during the celebrations, the Chief of Defence Forces, General Charles Kahariri, praised the KAF for its exemplary service and commitment to the nation.

He highlighted the Air Force's role in maintaining national security and supporting development initiatives.

General Kahariri also emphasised the importance of continuous modernisation to address emerging security challenges.

As the KAF looks to the future, its focus will be on further enhancing its capabilities and readiness to address evolving security challenges.

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