Damaris Agnetta Biography, Wikipedia, Age, Husband, Tribe, Family
Lieutenant Colonel Damaris Agnetta made history when she became the second female assistant Aide-de-Camp for President William Ruto – a position she assumed on October 4, 2022.
Damaris Agnetta Biography
Agnetta, who is the assistant to Colonel Fabian Lengusuranga, turned heads when she accompanied the Head of State to the launch of Women’s Fund at KICC on Thursday, March 2.
As an Aide-de-Camp, Agnetta is mandated with managing the President’s diary and liaising with the rest of his security team.
Additionally, she acts as the principal military officer serving the President who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Damaris Agnetta Age
Damaris Agnetta is said to be in her 40s. It is believed that the period in which the ADC will serve will depend on several issues, including age, but most of them serve in that capacity for three years.
The new ADC is deputised by Lt. Col. Damaris Agnetta also from the Kenya Army.
Damaris Agnetta Career
Before being plucked for the top job, she worked as an artillery officer for the Kenyan Army.
Agnetta joined the army in 2003 where she was conferred the rank of Second-Lieutenant – which is the first rank given to officers within two years after graduating from the Kenya Military Academy (KMA).
As an artillery officer, she coordinated and executed indirect fire support, ground-based air defence, surveillance and target acquisition and provided tactical advice as part of the combat arms team.
According to the Kenya Defence Forces, an officer must pass through four ranks namely; Second-Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Captain and Major before becoming Lieutenant Colonel.
A Second Lieutenant is held by an officer after two years of graduation from the Kenya Military Academy (KMA) while a Lieutenant must have served for three to five years.
A Captain must have served up to six years and can be put in charge of up to 50 officers while a Major must have served up to eight years and is involved in the decision-making process.
Apart from working as an artillery officer, Agnetta previously served in the United Nations Military Observer Mission.
Agnetta made a public appearance as she accompanied the President during the relaunch of the Women Enterprise Fund and the second product of the Hustler Fund at KICC, Nairobi.