The National Defense University will play a vital role in security management
The National Defense University-Kenya will play a vital role in national security management as it will serve as a think tank, President Uhuru Kenyatta said..
The President spoke on Wednesday after presiding over the inauguration of the Kenya National Defense University at Lanet in Nakuru County.
“The National University will act as a national think tank and play an active role in transforming our national peace and frameworks for posterity,” President Kenyatta said.
“The establishment of the university with its objectives of promoting a high quality learning experience will go a long way in strengthening Kenya’s position not only as a center for education but also as a center for security training. “, he added.
The Head of State ordered that the National Defense University continuously align its defense and security programs with the national development agenda.
NDU-K is the first public university to be established under Section 24 of the Universities Act 2013 as an entity of national strategic importance.
President Kenyatta said today’s event confirmed his commitment to strengthening the country’s defense security through quality education and training.
The National Defense University-Kenya (NDU-K) brings together leading colleges linked to national security organs (KDF and National Intelligence Service currently), was chartered on May 27, 2021, followed by the deployment of basic military personnel at Lanet on August 05, 2021.
The team took over from a transition committee that had been set up by Defense Headquarters to oversee the chartering process.
In March 2022, NDU-K admitted its first undergraduate students to the Kenya Military Academy (KMA) and Master of Arts students to the National Intelligence and Research University College (NIRUC).
The National Defense College (NDC), Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC), International Peace Support Training Center (IPSTC), Defense Forces Technical College (DEFTEC) and Defense College of Health Sciences (DCHS) also launched their programs in the following months. .