Source: Africa Review
Kenya’s Maj. Gen. S. N. Karanja has been appointed deputy commander of the African Union (Amisom) peacekeepers in Somalia.
The appointment is, however, subject to approval by AU Commission on Thursday, official said.
Maj Gen Karanja’s appointment was contained in a statement from Kenya’s Presidential Service (PPS) sent to media houses Tuesday.
The statement said that the appointment was made by President Mwai Kibaki following recommendations of the Defence Council.
Several other changes were also made in the different departments of the Kenyan Armed Forces.
Several officers were promoted, redeployed and others retired.
Ugandan Major General Fred Mugisha is the Amisom commander.