Julius KarangiJames Macharia
Chairman NCPD Board
GEN (RTD) DR. JULIUS WAWERU KARANGI EGH, CBS, DCO, LOM- Chairman, NCPD Board of Directors
He joined Kenya Air Force in 1973 and after Cadet training in UK, he was commissioned an officer in 1974. After qualifying as a Flight Navigator in October,1975 in the Royal Air Force in England, he was posted to Flying Wing Kenya Air Force where he worked a Navigator.
General (Rtd) Dr. Karangi was appointed Commandant Defence Staff College Karen where he worked between December 2000 – November 2003 in the rank of Major General, after which he was appointed Commander Kenya Air Force and served from November, 2003 – 10th August 2005. On 10th August, 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Defence Headquarters. On 13th July 2011 he was promoted to the rank of the General and appointed the new Chief of Defence Forces (CDF). He retired from Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) on 5th May, 2015 after 42 years of distinguished military service. His last 4 years as Chief Defence Forces of Kenya were “Active Duty Service” when Kenya for the first time in history deployed her troops in Somalia against Islamic Jihadists.