Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Kenyan Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Kenya. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Kenya

Our latest data shows that Kenya spent $694,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.9% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Kenyan military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $6,942,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $489,000,000 1.5%
2002 $527,000,000 1.6%
2003 $532,000,000 1.7%
2004 $525,000,000 1.6%
2005 $553,000,000 1.7%
2006 $547,000,000 1.7%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $613,000,000 1.8%
2008 $585,000,000 1.9%
2009 $597,000,000 1.9%
2010 $633,000,000 1.9%
2011 $647,000,000 1.9%
2012 $694,000,000 1.9%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

Other Countries in the Region

Ghanaian Flag Ghana
$119 Million (2012)
Seychellois Flag Seychelles
$10 Million (2012)
Ugandan Flag Uganda
$250 Million (2012)
Eritrean Flag Eritrea
No Data (2012)
Swazi Flag Swaziland
$125 Million (2012)
Sierra Leonean Flag Sierra Leone
$24 Million (2012)
Nigerian Flag Nigeria
$2,100 Million (2012)
Basotho Flag Lesotho
$51 Million (2012)

Kenya's Military Branches

Kenya Army, Kenya Air Force, Kenya Navy.

Military Service Age in Kenya

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.