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KDF ranked eleventh most powerful military in Africa
Global Firepower states that Kenya has about 24,150 active front line personnel and 5,000 active reserve personnel. 12.5 million Kenyans are fit to serve in the military as 840,000 people reach military age annually.
Kenya Defence Forces recruits undertaking Assault course training at the Recruits Training School, Eldoret. Image: MOD
Kenya army is said to have 76 battle tanks, 591 armoured fighting vehicles, 30 self-propelled guns and 25 towed artillery.
The air force has a total of 132 aircraft; 17 fighter jets, 62 helicopters, 17 fixed-wing attack aircraft, 41 transport aircraft and 33 trainer planes.