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Kenya

Kenya Military Stats

Definitions

  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Armed forces personnel 22,000 2000 91st out of 166
Conscription No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a> (<a href=/encyclopedia/artificial-intelligence>AI</a>). 1997
Expenditures > Dollar figure $177.1 million 2004 37th out of 86
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 2.8% 2006 31st out of 100
Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None 2013 31st out of 161
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None 2013 39th out of 225
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 422,104 2013 26th out of 224
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 422,104 2012 26th out of 224
Military branches Kenya Defence Forces: Kenya Army, Kenya Air Force, Kenya Navy 2012
Military expenditures 1.8% of GDP 2012 31st out of 70
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 2.8% of GDP 2006 22nd out of 62
Military service age and obligation 18-26 years of age for male and female voluntary service (under 18 with parental consent), with a 9-year obligation (7 years for Kenyan Navy); applicants must be Kenyan citizens and provide a national identity card (obtained at age 18) and a school-leaving certificate; women serve under the same terms and conditions as men; mandatory retirement at age 55 2012
Personnel > Per capita 0.847 per 1,000 people 2005 152nd out of 160
Service age and obligation 18 years of age (est.) for voluntary service, with a 9-year obligation 2007
Weapon holdings 251,000 2001 96th out of 137

SOURCES: IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997. Data collected from the nations concerned, unless otherwise indicated. Acronyms: Amnesty International (AI); European Council of Conscripts Organizations (ECCO); Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC); International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHFHR); National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (NISBCO); Service, Peace and Justice in Latin America (SERPAJ); War Resisters International (WRI); World Council of Churches (WCC); All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; World Development Indicators database; Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

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"Kenya Military Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Kenya/Military

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Felix - your query lacks substance, mate. How do you mean Obsolete? On what basis do you judge them to be so? What modern ones do you infer to? I have sighted you on other blogs, and I suggest to you that if you paid specific attention to the blog in which you posted in today, you will be suitably educated on matters Military to which you have clearly no understanding, brother. A lot of Uniformed guys on that blog are sharing informative chats on verys specialised topics, from purely professional backgrounds in the Military, and it would serve you greatly if you posted queries that can be responded to there. Goodluck mate.

Posted on 31 Mar 2010

ole Nkarei

ole Nkarei

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Surely, we need to replace our aging jet fighters. How can our air force pride itself to be among the best with buffalos made in '70s?. It makes our men tactically inferior.

Posted on 26 Aug 2010

castro

castro

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