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Kenya Military Strength

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/27/2014

The Kenyan military is a regular participant of worldwide peace-keeping initiatives.


The values showcased below are all considered for the final GFP ranking recognized as the "Power Index" (abbrv: "PwrIndx"). PwrIndx scores are judged on a perfect value of "0.0000" which is realistically unattainable due to the number of factors considered per country. Bonuses and penalties are added to each nation (as needed) while landlocked countries (ex: Austria) are not penalized for lack of a standing navy.

A total of 106 countries make up the GFP ranked list.

PwrIndx: 1.7689

Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that drives a given military. Wars of attrition favor those with more.

 Total Population: 44,037,656
 Available Manpower: 19,234,397
 Fit for Service: 12,468,138
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 839,031]
 Active Frontline Personnel: 24,120
 Active Reserve Personnel: 5,000

Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyers, either wheeled or tracked. AFV value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

 Tanks: 186
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 2,000
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 0
 Towed-Artillery: 50
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 12

Includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from all branches of service. All aircraft types accounted (UAVs, gunships, special mission, naval/carrier, trainers, etc).

 Total Aircraft: 134
 Fighters/Interceptors: 17
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 17
 Transport Aircraft: 43
 Trainer Aircraft: 32
 Helicopters: 66
 Attack Helicopters: 0

Aircraft Carrier value does not include dedicated "helicopter carrier" vessels. Total naval strength includes all known auxiliaries as well.

 Total Naval Strength: 19
 Aircraft Carriers: 0
 Frigates: 0
 Destroyers: 0
 Corvettes: 0
 Submarines: 0
 Coastal Defense Craft: 14
 Mine Warfare: 0

Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force.

 Oil Production: 0 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 80,000 bbl/day]
 Proven Oil Reserves: 0 bbl/day

War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force reflects possible wartime industry strength.

 Labor Force: 19,110,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 5]
 Major Ports and Terminals: 2
 Roadway Coverage: 160,886
 Railway Coverage: 2,066
 Serviceable Airports: 197

Regardless of military strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.

 Defense Budget: $595,000,000
 External Debt: $11,060,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $5,712,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $75,000,000,000

 GEOGRAPHY (in km)
Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).

 Square Land Area: 580,367 km
 Coastline: 536 km
 Shared Border: 3,477 km
 Waterways: 0 km

Partial Sources:, CIA World Factbook,, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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