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New Kenyan AMISOM boss

Storyline:National News

A senior Kenyan military officer has been appointed to take charge of the 22,000 strong African Union force in Somalia.

Major-General Jonathan Rono, who was deputy force commander in charge of support and logistics, is acting Amisom force commander until a new one is appointed.

He replaces Lieutenant General Silas Ntigurirwa of Uganda.

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou on Monday joined senior AMISOM military officers to bid farewell to the immediate former Force Commander Lieutenant General Silas Ntigurirwa who has completed his tour of duty.