Kenya The 8th Most Powerful Military In Africa And 68th Worldwide


Kenya with its yearly defence budget of US$ 595 million has been ranked by Global Firepower (GFP) as having the 8th most powerful military force in Africa and 68th Worldwide in the year 2015.

According to GFP 2015, Kenya has a population of around 45 million people of which 12 million are fit for military service and in the military, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have 24,120 active frontline personnel and another 5,000 active in the Reserve.

GFP also states that the Kenya Defence Forces are equipped with a mix of old and new military equipment which are 76 Tanks, 591 Armored Fighting Vehicles, 30 Self-Propelled Guns, 25 Towed Artillery Guns but 0 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems, 127 Aircraft including Helicopters and 19 Naval Vessels including 7 Coastal Defence Craft.

The top 11 African Countries ranked according to Military Power by GFP for the year 2015 are as follows respectively; Egypt, Algeria, South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, Angola, Niger and Uganda.

In East Africa, Ethiopia takes first position as the most powerful military force followed by Kenya at second position, Uganda takes third position while Tanzania and Somalia take the fourth and fifth positions respectively. Surprisingly, GFP also shows that war torn Democratic Republic of Congo is more powerful in military strength than Tanzania.

Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers Recruitment 2015


Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation tasked with the responsibility of managing and conserving Wildlife in Kenya as provided for under the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013. KWS operates in harsh, remote and hostile climatic environment and wishes to recruit Men and Women who can endure these conditions for training and deployment in various conservation areas as Rangers in response to the wildlife security challenges currently being experienced in Kenya.

Successful candidates will undergo a mandatory basic intensive paramilitary training at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy - Manyani before posting to the field for Park and Security operations. Interested candidates who meet the following requirements are requested to present themselves at the respective Recruitment Centres:-
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Must hail from the within the County of recruitment
  • Aged between 18-25 years
  • Maximum KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus)
  • Be physically fit
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Candidates must be in possession of Original School Certificates, National ID Card
  • Candidates must turn up in appropriate running gear
It should also be noted as follows:-
  • The recruitment will be conducted only in the designated recruitment centers and dates by a team of Kenya Wildlife Service Officers appointed by the Director General and issued with special identification cards.
  • The recruitment shall reflect the regional diversity of the Kenyan people.
  • The entire exercise will be conducted transparently and the successful candidates will be issued with recruitment cards.
  • Any person presenting him/herself for recruitment with fake/falsified identity cards, certificates or caught engaging in any corrupt activity shall be arrested and prosecuted.
  • The recruitment exercise is absolutely FREE OF CHARGE and Kenya Wildlife Service will not be responsible for any recruitment conducted outside guidelines stated herein.
  • Canvassing and lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
The recruitment will be carried out in all Counties as shown here below: