Njuki Mwaniki Promoted to Lieutenant General and Appointed Army Commander

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 12/02/2010

mwaniki2It was recently announced that Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki has promoted Major General Njuki Mwaniki to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him Army Commander of the Kenya Armed Forces.

Upon learning of General Mwaniki’s promotion and appointment, Ambassador William M. Bellamy (ret.), Director of the Africa Center, congratulated him, noting his long and distinguished military career in the service of his country, supporting peace and security in Africa, and being a trusted adviser and long-time friend to the faculty and staff at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. …

General Mwaniki first became associated with the Africa Center in 2004, when he participated in the Senior Leader Seminar (SLS). He went on to serve as President of the Kenya community chapter, known locally as the Kenya Center for Strategic Studies.

In the ensuing years, General Mwaniki also has provided insight and leadership while serving in roles ranging from participant and facilitator to guest speaker and curriculum review member at the SLS, Security Challenge of Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation in Africa Topical Seminar, Managing Security Resources in Africa Seminar, Community Leadership Conference, and chapter reunions.