Commander Kenya Navy


Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu
MGH, MBS ‘ndc’ (K) ‘psn’ (RSA)

Major General Levi Franklin Mghalu was born on 3 January 1961. He joined the Kenya Defence Forces as a Cadet in 1981 and was commissioned to the Kenya Navy on 20 December 1982.
Major General Mghalu underwent his early training in the United Kingdom and Pakistan leading to his specialization in Navigation. He undertook Naval Command and Staff Course in South Africa and is also a graduate of the National Defence College (NDC) of Kenya.
Major General Mghalu was appointed the Commander Kenya Navy on 31 July 2015 by His Excellency the President and Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces. Prior to his appointment as Commander Kenya Navy he was Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe. Major General Mghalu previously held various command appointments which include Commander Kenya Navy Base Manda, Senior Officer Afloat 66 Squadron, Senior Officer Afloat 76 Squadron and Commanding Officer of various Kenya Navy ships.
In addition to Command appointments, Major General Mghalu also served in various staff appointments within Kenya Navy, Defence Headquarters, National Defence College and Defence Staff College.
He has served international assignments as Kenya’s Defence Attaché to India and in United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL).
Major General Mghalu has been decorated with the Moran of the Order of the Golden Heart (MGH) and Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) as well as OPS Linda Nchi and UN medals.
He is married and blessed with two children.

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