The first female deputy aide de camp solidifies Uhuru’s legacy for women

Lieutenant Colonel Rachel Nduta Kamui is the new deputy aide de camp to president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Ever since his election for the second term in office, President Kenyatta continues to demonstrate his support for the girl child in many ways.

From appointing women to powerful cabinet slots to trusting them with his communication and even security, the President has shown that the only limit to women is in their minds.

To start with, there are six women in Uhuru’s cabinet with some of them holding key positions to his Big Four Agenda.

The women in the Cabinet include Prof Margaret Kobia (Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs) Ms Raychelle Omamo (Defence), Dr Monica Juma (Foreign affairs), Ms Sicily Kariuki (Health), Ms Amina Mohamed (Education) and Ms Farida Karoney (Lands).

Additionally, it is during Uhuru’s second term as the president that Kenya got its first ever female Major General.

Major General Fatuma Ahmed was sworn-in by President Kenyatta as Kenya’s first female Major General.

She was thereafter promoted to Assistant Chief of the Defense Forces for Personnel and Logistics.

Shortly after, Uhuru made changes in the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) by appoint and later promoting Citizen TV’s Kanze Dena to head the team and Ms Munira Mohamed to deputize her and head the Presidential Library.

However, it is the latest public appearance with a female deputy aide-de-camp that has solidified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s support for women.

During the Music Festivals in Nyeri, Uhuru was seen with Lieutenant Colonel Rachel Nduta Kamui who will not be working alongside Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Lekolool.
Aide De Camp carry the President’s personal items including mobile phones and speeches. They attend to his personal needs while the President is on official duty.
The selection of ADC is drawn from a pool of highly-trained and senior military officers who are aware of the president’s itinerary at all times.
At ceremony, President Uhuru was effectively flanked from behind by two women: Lieutenant Colonel Rachel Nduta Kamui and Kanze Dena.

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