Peacekeeping commander across the continent
1960: Born in Nyamira in the then Kisii district.
1970-1976: Attended Nyamira Primary School.
1977-1980: Studied at Kisii High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in peace and conflict studies from the African Nazarene University. He is also a graduate the War College in China, and of the Command and Staff College in the United States.
2003: Commanding officer of the 10th Kenya Army Battalion during the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone; operating from a region called Masiaka.
2010: Sector Commander-United Nations Mission in Sudan from 2010 to 2011.
2011: Land Forces Component Commander of the Kenya Defence Forces Operations, served until 2012. He was in command when KDF captured Afmadow in May 2012. He was a brigadier at a Dobley-based sector that coordinated the operation.
2012: General Officer Commanding Western Command, Kenya Army, until 2013.
2013: Deputy Army Chief of StaffCommand and Control Kenya Defence Forces.
2016: Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) from which he was sacked in October.