Deputy Commander Kenya Navy and also the Commander Kenya Navy Fleet Brigadier Lawrence Gituma gives his speech during the Marine Commando Graduation ceremony on 4th September 2020, at Kenya Navy fleet Mukunguni.
Brigadier Lawrence Gituma, the Deputy Commander Kenya Navy and the Commander Kenya Navy Fleet, presided over the graduation ceremony of the Kenya Navy Marine Commandos held at Kenya Navy Fleet Mkunguni.
The graduands who have undergone a strenuous physical and mental training will now form part of an elite force under the Kenya Navy Special Operations Squadron.
The Course, a first of its kind, covered operational aspects such as; Amphibious Operations, Land Warfare, Close Quarter Combat, as well as Combat Search and Rescue.
It was run by Kenya Naval Training College under the leadership of experienced naval instructors drawn from various Special Units and who have vast experience in the field, having trained both locally and internationally.
The Commander Kenya Navy, Maj Gen Jimson Mutai, in a speech read on his behalf by Brigadier Gituma, congratulated the graduands for their exemplary job terming it a clear indicator of the navy attaining mission readiness and the graduands commitment in ensuring the safety of Kenya’s sea lanes of communication.
In his remarks, Brigadier Gituma said the Commandos vessel had set sail for a long voyage destined for greater heights and now there was no docking or looking back.
“The storms might be dense and the tides may rise but the unforgiving natural calamities will not distract our vision in realization of the set goals,” said Brigadier Gituma.
Deputy Commander Kenya Navy and also the Commander Kenya Navy Fleet Brigadier Lawrence Gituma bestows one of the graduates with a Marine Commando badge.
Deputy Commander Kenya Navy and also the Commander Kenya Navy Fleet Awards certificate of recognition to Warrant Officer Class I Mkare Mlewa