Gifts KDF gave Uhuru and his wife during the military farewell parade
The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) paid tribute to President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during their military farewell parade at Ulinzi Sports Complex on Friday, September 8.
From cows to sculptures, the duo received gifts from various units of the Kenyan forces – the Kenyan Army, Kenyan Navy and Kenyan Air Force.
Other groups that offered to the outgoing head of state and first lady were retired KDF officials, wives of KDF soldiers, and the Ministry of Defence.
Uhuru’s military farewell was led by Chief of Defense Force General Robert Kibochi.
A collage image of gifts presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta by KDF on September 9, 2022.
The outgoing Commander-in-Chief was honored with 12 different bulls and cows. From KDF, Uhuru received 10 bulls of Pakistani origin which were presented by General Kibochi.
The others were a Friesian cow from other generals and a waiting Ayrshire cow from the Kenyan army.
In addition, the head of state was gifted with a rare Boer goat and a Dorper sheep of South African origin.
From the retired KDF soldiers, Uhuru received a sculpture of a lion to signify the courageous actions of the army soldiers in thanks for the support, Uhuru extended to them.
In addition, the outgoing President received a complete golf set from the Ministry of Defense under the guidance of Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.
The First Lady, meanwhile, has been recognized for her role in promoting affordable health services for Kenyans through the Beyond Zero campaign.
In recognition of her efforts, she received a portrait of a family to signify her efforts to improve the lives of Kenyans.
These gifts were offered by wives of military officers. In addition, the association presented the outgoing first lady with a woven basket.
From the KDF, she received a sculpture of a woman in thanks for her role in helping the president lead the country for the past 10 years.
Just like Uhuru, the Ministry of Defense gave him a full set of golf kits and a sculpture of birds.
A stock image of an Ayrshire cow.