Recce Ready to Defend Kenya Against Militia, Says Commanding Officer
Speaking during the burial of Corporal Bernard Kipkemoi, Mr Kiptanui said that the company had proved itself able after ending the Garissa University siege in 12 minutes despite suffering casualties.
Twenty eight-year-old Bernard Kipkemoi Tonui was part of the Recce squad that was on a mission to rescue Garissa University students who had been taken hostage by Al Shabaab terrorists.
FOUR SECURITY OFFICERS
The family which has produced four security officers is mourning its second loss in three years as their older son, 34-year-old Bett was also gunned down in 2012 while on patrol in Garissa.
Speaking to the press recently, Fredrick Rotich, the chairman of Kipkemoi’s funeral committee, told Citizen TV that Kipkemoi went to Kilgoris Secondary School before becoming a corporal.
Rotich added that Kipkemoi received anti-terrorism training in America and became a specialist at the General Service Unit in Ruiru.
He said that the demise of the two heroes was a big blow to the family as well as the Nation.
Corporal Bernard Kipkemoi was buried at home in Cheleget Village, Bomet County.