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KDF Issues Gen Ogolla’s Funeral Program

A post-mortem examination was conducted on Friday at 11 am at the Mashujaa Funeral Home at the Defence Forces Memorial Hospital.

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Ministry of Defensce (MOD) has issued funeral arrangements for the late Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Omondi following the Thursday 18 April, 2024, Kenya Defence Forces’ fatal helicopter air crash, leading to the passing on of the General and nine officers.

KDF has announced that the CDF will be buried on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at his home in Ng’ya village, Siaya County, in accordance with his wishes. General Ogolla will be laid to rest in line with the established military procedures.

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They’ve also announced that a post-mortem examination was conducted on Friday at 11 am at the Mashujaa Funeral Home at the Defence Forces Memorial Hospital.

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In accordance with military procedures, the Military Honours ceremony will be conducted on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Ulinzi Sports Complex in Lang’ata from 1 pm. The honours will include a church service, military parade and a 19-gun salute.

President William Ruto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, will attend the ceremony. Others will be Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Senior government officials, the leadership of Parliament, the Judiciary, political leaders, commanders of the security sector and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

The following day, on Sunday April 21, 2024, the remains of General Ogolla will be airlifted to Ng’iya village, Alego Usonga Sub-county, Siaya County, for burial on the same day.

This will be preceded by a church service at his local church in Nduru.

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Additionally, a memorial service will be held on Friday April 26, 2024, at the Ulinzi Sports Complex, Lang’ata, in line with the wishes of the family.


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