Brigadier Fatuma Ahmed, the first woman brigadier has been the most powerful woman in the military ever since she was appointed a colonel.
However, even more puzzling is the revelation that Brig. Fatuma is married to Maj. Gen George Owino.
Maj. General George Owino was until April this year a brigadier when President Uhuru promoted him to Maj. General and appointed him commandant of Defence Staff College.
During yesterday’s changes which saw his wife promoted to Brigadier, he too got moved from Defence Staff College to the Military Academy in the same position as a commandant.
Brigadier Fatuma after the promotion was appointed Managing Director Defence Forces Medical Insurance Scheme (DEFMIS).
See the changes:
1. Major General Ngewa Mukala posted to the Defense Staff College and appointed commandant â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
2. Major General George Mayamba Owinow posted to Kenya Military Academy and appointed commandant â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
3. Colonel Fatumah Ahmed becomes the first female Brigadier as she has been promoted and appointed Managing Director DEFMIS â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
4. Brigadier Levi Franklin Mghalu promoted to Major General and appointed Kenya Navy Commander â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
5. Colonel George Odhiambo Walwa promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Operations (Defence HQs) â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
6. Colonel William Karisa Shume promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander 6 Brigade â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
7. Colonel Henry Noah Ofulah promoted to Brigadier and appointed as Commander Kahawa Garrison â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
8. Colonel Patrick Muta Nderitu promoted to Brigadier and appointed Director International Peace Support Training Center â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
9. Colonel Godfrey Aumah Peter Buluma promoted to Brigadier and appointed chief of operations, plans and training. (Kenya Army HQ) â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
10. Colonel James Magige Gitiba promoted to Brigadier and appointed chief of logistics (HQ Kenya) â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
11. Colonel Simon M Wachira promoted to Brigadier and appointed Deputy Commandant/ Chief Instructor at the Defence Staff College â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
12. Colonel Vincent Naisho Loonena promoted to Brigadier and appointed Base Commander Mtongwe â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
13. Colonel Martin Kizito Onyango promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Personnel (Defence HQs) â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬
14. Colonel Daniel Kimutai Pyaban Promoted to Brigadier and appointed Commander Kenya Rapid Deployment Capability â€ª#â€ŽKDFChangesâ€¬