Kenya Outguns Neighbours in Military Spending
A report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research shows that Kenya has in the past five years continued to top its regional neighbours both in budget size and annual spending growth, causing fear that it could spark an arms race in a volatile region.
Nation, 1 May 2019
Kenya's military spending last year rose to a new high of Sh109.7 billion to exceed the amount spent by neighbours Tanzania and Uganda combined for the first time, according to a… Read more »
Kenya Defence Forces soldiers under the Africa Union Mission in Somalia in Kismayo on November 20, 2015.
Nation, 21 April 2019
When he finally exits in the coming days, General Samsom Mwathethe will likely be remembered for a chequered tenure whose lowest points were perhaps the attacks on Somalia-based… Read more »
Nation, 19 April 2019
The military top command is bracing for a shake-up over the impending retirement of Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Samson Mwathethe, whose four-year term ended this week. Read more »