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Kenya Military Profile 2018

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Military branchesKenya Defence Forces: Kenya Army, Kenya Navy, Kenya Air Force (2012)
Military service age and obligation18-26 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)
Military expenditures1.4% of GDP (2017)
1.32% of GDP (2016)
1.32% of GDP (2015)
1.33% of GDP (2014)
1.56% of GDP (2013)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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