Fatuma Ahmed has today write history by becoming the first woman to become the Major General of the Defense forces of Kenya.
Two years ago Fatuma rose through the ranks to become the first female brigadier in Kenya after being sworn in by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Major general Fatuma joined the army in 1983 before rising to become a Lieutenant in 1985. She was then posted to the Kenya Air force.
The new general holds a diploma in management from Strathmore University. She is also a graduate of National Defense College and Institute of International studies.
Breaking the news to the world,President Uhuru Kenyatta was pleased to swear in the first female Major General in Kenya.
“Ni furaha yangu kuwa rais wa Kwanza kumteua mwanamke wa kwanza kwenye wadhifa wa juu katika uongozi wa jeshi katika taifa letu la Kenya. MEJA JENERALI FATUMA AHMED kama msaidizi wa Amiri mkuu wa majeshi akisimamia wafanyikazi na vifaa na uchukuzi.”said president Uhuru Kenyatta.