The Late CDF General Francis Omondi Ogolla Burial Program & Biography

PROGRAMME FOR MILITARY HONOURS AND MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE GENERAL FRANCIS OMONDI OGOLLA EGH EBS HSC‘ndc’(K)‘psc’(FRA) ON SATURDAY,20 APRIL 2024 FROM 1100AM AT ULINZI SPORTS COMPLEX- LANG’ATA

CONFIDENTIAL

BIOGRAPHY

GENERAL FRANCIS OMONDI OGOLLA

General Francis Omondi Ogolla was born on 12 February 1962 in Siaya County. He was enlisted into the Kenya Defence Forces as an Officer Cadeton 02 May 1984 and commissioned as a second lieutenant on 03 May 1985, upon which he was posted to Moi Air Base, where he later trained as a pilot.

During his career in the Kenya Defence Forces, General Ogolla held several Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. In command, he was the Commanding Officer Laikipia Air Base Tactical Flight Wing in 2007 and also Base Commander Laikipia Air Base from 2008 to 2014. Uponp romotion to Brigadier on 10 April 2012, he was appointed the Deputy Air Force Commander and later on promoted to Major General on 13 July 2018 and appointed Commander KenyaAir Force.

On 23 July 21 he was also promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed the Vice Chief of the Defence Forces, a position he held till 28April 2023 when he was promoted to the rank of General andappointed Chief of the Defence Forces.

Due to his dedication to service the late General Francis Omondi Ogolla was awarded several medals among them; Moran of the Golden Heart (MGH), Elder of the Burning Spars, Head of State Commendation among others. General Francis Omondi Ogolla leaves behind a widow, Mrs.Aileen Kathambi Ogolla and twochildren;Lorna Achieng’ Omondi and Joel Rabuku Omondi Ogolla. He also leaves behind one daughter-in-law; Muthoni Njenga Mwaura and a grandson by the name Taji Mbarara.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

SER TIME(HRS) EVENT ACTION
(a) (b) (c) (f)
1. 0900 All service Personnel to be seated DFSM
2. 1100 Arrival of the Invited Guest COP DHQ
3. 1130 Body leaves from Mashujaa Funeral

Home to UGNM&M

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4. 1145 Arrival of Family Members COP DHQ
5. 1150 Arrival of SVC Comds ACDFP&L
6. 1155 Arrival of VCDF/PS SVCComds
7. 1200 Arrival of CS VCDF/PS
8. 1230 Arrival of C-in-C CS

(NationalAnthem-PDOM)

9. 1230 Procession parade leaves UGNM&M OICBurial
10. 1245 Lap of Honour VCDF
11. 1245 Prayer Session/Services Chaplaincy
12. 1340 Speeches:     -ACDFP&L

–  CS

–  C-in-C

 
13. 1400 Military Honours

–  Reville

–  1 Minute Silence

–  Last Post

–  19 Gun Salute

–  Missing Man Formation

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14. 1400 Body Leaves for Mashujaa Funeral

Home

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15. 1405 C-in-C leaves at own pleasure CS

 

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