Kenyans are sending respect messages to KDF and it’s beautiful
Kenyans on Twitter spent the better part of Friday sending messages respect to Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers as the force marked the fifth anniversary of Operation Linda Nchi in Somalia.
— Kenya Defence Forces (@kdfinfo) October 14, 2016
The gallant soldiers were sent to restore peace in Somalis in October 2011 by then president Mwai Kibaki.
Five years on, the war on Al Shabaab is still on with many soldiers paying the ultimate price.
The worst remains the attack in El Adde in Somalia where the Al Shabaab militants overran a KDF camp killing an unknown number of soldiers in the process.
Meanwhile, in Kenya, the incessant terrorist attacks have dwindled with some Kenyans attributing this to the selflessness of KDF soldiers.
Here are some of the best messages sent to the KDF by Kenyans under the hashtag #KDFDay:
Having grown up in a Barracks and seeing all the sacrifices families, including mine, had to make, I celebrate all soldiers #KDFDay
— Ruth Mutegi (@RuthMutegi) October 14, 2016
— Ian Mark (@IanmarkKimani) October 14, 2016
— ND (@HusaynUnltd) October 14, 2016
— MAN_HOOD (@MwicigiKamotho) October 14, 2016
— The Big Five Safaris (@TheBig5Safaris) October 14, 2016
Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of every soldier. Happy KDF day colleagues. #KDFDay
— David (@davyzzzz) October 14, 2016
Even Interior Cabinet Secretary weighed in.
Happy #KDFDay we are proud of you for protecting us from external aggressors and safeguarding our sovereignty. Hongera on this day & always.
— Joseph Nkaisserry (@GenNkaisserry) October 14, 2016