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Top officer loses here statehouse joob after Ogolla death. What next for her ?

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Former deputy Aide-de-camp to President William Ruto, Lieutenant Colonel Damaris Agnetta ( Photo Courtesy)

She was thrust into the limelight in 2022 soon after President William Ruto ascended to power. And from nowhere, Lieutenant Damaris Apondi Agnetta became the President’s deputy Aide-de-camp.

In assuming the role, Lt Colonel Agnetta succeeded Colonel Rachael Nduta Kamui who had made history as Kenya’s first ever female Aide-de-camp when she was appointed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Lt Colonel Agnetta joined the Kenya Defence Forces in 2003 when she was commissioned as second lieutenant and posted to the artillery unit.

Boasting over two decades of military experience, the State House job as the President’s ADC thrust Lt Colonel Agnetta into the limelight.

Though much work was done by her boss, Colonel Fabian Lengusuranga, but on some occasions, Lt Colonel Agnetta would appear in public, seated behind President Ruto.

But recently after the country lost Chief of Defence Forces General Francis Ogolla in a deadly helicopter crash, President William Ruto stepped out with a new female ADC in Lt Colonel Juliana Osweto from the Kenya Navy. This marked the end of the road for Lt Colonel Agnetta.

Her predecessor, the now

But last week, just the same day the country lost Chief of Defence Forces General Francis Ogolla in a deadly helicopter crash, President William Ruto had stepped out with a new female ADC in Lt Colonel Juliana Osweto from the Kenya Navy. This marked the end of the road for Lt Colonel Agnetta.

Her predecessor, the now Colonel Nduta Kamui, was posted to Defence headquarters after leaving the ADC role. Will Lt Colonel Agnetta follow suit? And if so, what does future hold for her?

i, was posted to Defence headquarters after leaving the ADC role. Will Lt Colonel Agnetta follow suit? And if so, what does future hold for her?

 

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