Kenya - Armed forces



Until 1963, Kenya's defense was the responsibility of the UK. On 10 December 1963, the withdrawal of British armed forces from Kenya was completed.

In 2002 Kenyan armed forces had active personnel of 24,400. The army of 20,000 was equipped with 78 main battle tanks. The navy had 1,400 personnel with four patrol and coastal combatants. The air force had 3,000 personnel, 29 combat aircraft, and 34 armed helicopters. The 5,000-member national police has general service, air, and naval paramilitary units. Kenya contributes personnel to seven international peacekeeping missions, mainly in other African nations. In 2001, Kenya spent $179.2 million on defense or 1.8% of GDP.

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Aquilla maina
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Oct 16, 2008 @ 1:01 am
I congratulate the military men and the staff of the armed forces of kenyan.kenya is not just an african country but a world country,due to its well trained mens and women and its superiority among the world countries i would like to urge the top government authority to help the somalians to get peace.Iknow as long as we work together nothing is impossible.I have a suggestion that infact to enhance efficiency in the department of deffence we should therefore employ the morden technology and advance it.I LOVE MY MOTHER KENYA"AM PROUD TO BE A KENYAN"
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Maurice
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Apr 1, 2009 @ 10:10 am
This is my greatest time ever that I take to compound the efforts n progress made by the forces of Kenya as our major Defence structure.Kenyans outside we are more than confident with our forces and for sure we accord you every support you require to boost the security of the citizens.Thanks a lot for all you've, you're,n you're about to do.Big holla to the forces.
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kipkirui lasoy edwin
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May 21, 2009 @ 8:08 am
I express my gratidute to the armed forces of kenya for the beautiful work they are doing. keep on keeping on men as i know that the jore is not as smooth as some people may be thinking.
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polycarp
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Aug 3, 2009 @ 4:04 am
kudos the men and women in forces, i admire your skills and ability to defend the country, our mother land. millitary has always been my dream job todate. i have attended two consecutive recruitment only to be sent oway because of the cavity in my tooth. i dont mean to be rude but in the real sense can i just forget about my dreams like that. currently am persuing diploma in environmental science to boost my chances of being recruited hope millitary men needs environmentalsts.
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Daniel
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Aug 25, 2009 @ 4:04 am
Kudos men of integrity for your work in peacekeeping.keep up and protect our borders from those war loving states.
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GORDON OBUYA OTIENO
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Jan 28, 2010 @ 8:08 am
I express my gratitude to the armed forces of kenya for the handsome work they are doing to protect us from external attack I Hope am a member of the troups kudos!
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Jun 7, 2010 @ 3:03 am
i would like to thank all our military for the kind work they are doing . i think the Kenyan government is really assisting them in collaboration with the department of Defence to that they are up for this our great nation . GOD BLESS KENYA
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Jul 9, 2010 @ 4:04 am
Congratulation to the Kenya defence forces(army,navy and airforce) for the good job you are doing to protect the Kenyan territory.I admire you so much.
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Aug 24, 2010 @ 1:13 pm
MAY GOD BLESS OUR MILLITARY FOR DOING GREAT JOB AND I SALIUTE THE HEAD OF THE ARMED FORCES OF KENYA
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Aug 26, 2010 @ 3:03 am
KENYAN ARMED FORCES SHOULD STAND UP FOR WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO. WHAT IS THE NEED OF BEING PROUD OF OUR TROOPS WHEN THEY CAN'T EVEN STOP MERILLE HERDERS FROM HARASSING THE TURKANAS(WHO HAVE AN EQUAL RIGHT OF BEING IN KENYA) FROM CROSS - BORDER RAIDS. SOMEBODY HAS GOT HIS PRIORITIES WRONG.
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Sep 29, 2010 @ 3:03 am
it the highly appreciated job to me but the chance is absent,keeping the country save from any external enermy is quit interesting.i will join the forces very soon.
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Nov 30, 2010 @ 8:08 am
LETS ALL PULL TOGETHER TO DEFEND OUR MOTHER KENYA AND ERADICATE TERRORISM
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Stuyvesant Wambua
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Feb 28, 2011 @ 4:04 am
I thank and Salute you (Armed forces) men and Women of courage, integrity,self esteem and strength for Defending and Keeping our Country save and sound through the years.Challenges have come your way but your still unshakable.MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN YOUR SERVICE.
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Jun 11, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
Kudos great men & women 4 d great job keep it up, God b wit u as u progres
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Oct 10, 2011 @ 5:05 am
I think you guys are wonderful and i continue pray to God to grant you the strength to enable you go on with the good job,i salute all of you guys.

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