[PHOTOS] Ruto graces National Defence varsity graduation

NDU-K is the umbrella institution for seven constituent schools within the country.

In Summary
  • The ceremony will see certificate degrees and award diplomas being conferred in Lanet, Nakuru County. 
  • Also in attendance was Chief of Defence Francis Ogolla, Cabinet Secretary for Defence Aden Duale, Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika among others.
President William Ruto and Chief of Defence Francis Ogolla arriving at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto and Chief of Defence Francis Ogolla arriving at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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The National Defence University-Kenya on Friday convened the first graduation ceremony.

The ceremony will see certificate degrees and award diplomas being conferred in Lanet, Nakuru County. 

President William Ruto speaking at the National Defence University-Kenya graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto speaking at the National Defence University-Kenya graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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President William Ruto speaking at the National Defence University-Kenya graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto speaking at the National Defence University-Kenya graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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President William Ruto greeting a graduand at the National Defence University-Kenya graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto greeting a graduand at the National Defence University-Kenya graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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President William Ruto being welcomed at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto being welcomed at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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President William Ruto being recieved by top military officials at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto being recieved by top military officials at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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President William Ruto ( centre), CS for Defence Aden Duale (left), Chief of Defence Francis Ogolla (right) and Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika arriving at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto ( centre), CS for Defence Aden Duale (left), Chief of Defence Francis Ogolla (right) and Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika arriving at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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President William Ruto arriving at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto arriving at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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President William Ruto at the National Defence University-Kenya graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto at the National Defence University-Kenya graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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President William Ruto being recieved by top military officials at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto being recieved by top military officials at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023

The event was presided over by the University Chancellor,President William Ruto.

Also in attendance was Chief of Defence Francis Ogolla, Cabinet Secretary for Defence Aden Duale, Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika among others.

Forty years ago, Kenya was the first country in the region to establish a staff college; 25 years ago, it was the first to establish a national defense college.

Now, the NDU-K represents another first. It is the first ‚Äúspecialized degree-awarding research institution‚ÄĚ in Kenya to train security professionals and civilians.

President William Ruto being recieved by top military officials at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto being recieved by top military officials at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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President William Ruto arriving at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
President William Ruto arriving at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
Chief of Defence Francis Ogolla welcoming President William Ruto at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
Chief of Defence Francis Ogolla welcoming President William Ruto at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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NDU-K is the umbrella institution for seven constituent schools within the country.

They are the National Defence College, Joint Command and Staff College, Kenya Military Academy, Defence Forces Technical College, International Peace Support Training Centre, Defence College of Health Sciences, and the National Intelligence and Research University College.

Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu recieving President William Ruto at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu recieving President William Ruto at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
Cabinet Seceretary for Defence Aden Duale welcoming President William Ruto at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
Cabinet Seceretary for Defence Aden Duale welcoming President William Ruto at the National Defence University-Kenya for the graduation ceremony in Lanet, Nakuru on November 17, 2023
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