Fatumah Ahmed on Friday made history when she became the first female Major General in the Kenya Defence Forces.

Ahmed was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House during promotions in the forces.

Kenyatta was excited to have launched the the first female Major General in Kenya Defence Forces.

"It is my pride and joy today to have launched the first Kenyan woman as a Major General in the Republic of Kenya," Uhuru said.

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