This man Maj-Gen Abdalla Badi

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Major General Mohamed Abdalla Badi. He was on March 18, 2020 appointed the Director General of Nairobi Metropolitan Services by President Uhuru Kenyatta. [PHOTO COURTESY]

Major-General Mohamed Abdalla Badi has been appointed to the driver’s seat of Nairobi Metropolitan Services that is in charge of running the capital.

Badi, who holds a Masters of Science degree in Strategic Studies, has served in the military in different capacities.

He is a decorated Kenya Air Force general with rich experience, having served in several high-ranking positions.

The logistics helicopter pilot served as the Deputy Commandant at the National Defence College (NDC), and as United Nations staff officer in 1999 during the Sierra Leone peace keeping mission.

Before his appointment, Badi was a senior air director at the National Defence College.Here, he was in charge of Kenya Air Force staff training.

Prior to his posting at NDC, Badi served as the Base Commander in charge of Moi Air Base in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

His appointment as Commander of Moi Air Base in 2019 came after his elevation from a Colonel in July, 2014 to the rank of Brigadier by President Kenyatta.

In yet another shake-up in May 2019, Badi was promoted to the rank of Major-General.This paved the way for his appointment as Senior Directing Staff — Air at the NDC.

He will now be deputised by Mr Enosh Onyango Momanyi, the Principal Secretary for Physical Planning.Mr Momanyi started his civil service career in the lower cadres of the ministry as a clerical officer.