Kenya spends billions on military arm purchase

By Abel Muhatia @abelmuhatia  

Kenyan military purchased arms valued at Ksh 2.6 billion from Serbia last year.  This is a according to a global report by the Stockholm international peace research institute.

The armaments purchased include 18 self-propelled guns (B-52 NORA 155mm) and 15 armoured personnel carriers (APC)   Other details according to the document show that a total of ksh91.9 million was spent on weapon purchase in Germany in 2013.

Kenya has for the first time bought weapons from Serbia away from its long time market in of Spain, Germany and Russia, which supplies arms to east Africa nations.

In addition, the country had previously spent approximately 20 billion worth of new stock of arms since 2010 compared to 919.4 million spent between 2005 and 2009.

Kenya is among the top five heavy spenders on military in Africa.

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