karWhen you’re in the army, it is expected that fitness should be the norm. Due to the constant drills, a 6 pack should not be hard to come by.

However, as you climb up the ranks, you do less drills and exercises, and the result is not very desirable. Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces Gen. Julius Karangi is clear evidence of what money and high office can bring.

By virtue of his office, he is getting lots of photo ops these days. What has been bothering many Kenyans however, is his clearly visible ‘one pack’.

On Monday, President Uhuru held talks with the Commander of U.S. Africa Command, General David Rodriguez at State House. He briefed him on the partnership between Kenya and the U.S. in the ongoing peace efforts in Somalia.

Present was Gen. Karangi.

In the photos that Uhuru posted on Facebook, Kenyans were quick to point out the discrepancy between Gen. Karangi and Gen. Rodriguez.

Here are some comments, and you can see the general feeling was that Karangi needs to start working out.







In July this year, Gen. Karangi was in the US where he met among others the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Martin Dempsey at the Pentagon. From the pictures that the Ministry of Defense posted, it was clear that the Americans take fitness more carefully.

gen1With Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Basic School.


gen4With Major General James Buchannan, Commander Military District of Washington




gen10With General Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States and his wife Deanie Dempsey


gen20With Brigadier General Jon Lehr to El-Paso at the US-Mexico border

gen27Received by the Vice Commander of 56th Fighter Wing, Colonel Jeremy Sloane after a successful F-16 flight.

gen29With Major Brian `Snake’ Crum

Plus a few more.