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Katmerciler confirms sales of 118 Hizir vehicles to Kenya

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Turkey’s Katmerciler has confirmed the $91.4 million sale of 118 Hizir armoured personnel carriers to Kenya. On 28 July the company said the contract, signed...

Second C-145 Skytruck for Kenya

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The Kenya Air Force is receiving its second C-145A Skytruck twin engine transport aircraft from the United States, out of three destined for the...

Ten Kenyan troops killed in military helicopter crash

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At least ten Kenyan soldiers were killed on Thursday when a helicopter carrying them crashed while landing near the capital Nairobi, the military and...

Turkey’s Katmerciler wins Kenyan order for 118 Hizir vehicles

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Kenya’s Ministry of Defence has awarded Katmerciler a contract to supply 118 Hizir armoured personnel carriers, the company has announced. “Our Hizir 4x4 Tactical Wheeled...

Kenyan air strike in Somalia allegedly kills woman and her child

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A Somali mother and her child were killed and four others injured when a Kenyan warplane bombed two towns in southern Somalia, the woman’s...

US, Kenyan Air Forces hone C-145 capabilities

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After three months of training, US Air Force Combat Aviation Advisors assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command Africa and Kenyan Air Force (KAF)...

Kenyan police disperse protesters demonstrating against Israeli attacks on Gaza

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Police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of more than 200 people protesting in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Thursday against the Israeli bombing of...

Somalia revives ties with Kenya after nearly six-month break

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Somalia said on Thursday it was restoring diplomatic relations with neighbouring Kenya almost six months after severing ties, accusing Nairobi of meddling in politics. Relations...

The Past Week in Defence #50 (19 April – 25 April...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Kenya commissions C-145 Skytrucks, South African defence analyst says UN findings on Private Military Contractors in Africa...

Kenya tells UN it will shut two camps with 410 000...

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Kenya said on Thursday it had told the United Nations it will shut by June 2022 two camps holding over 430 000 refugees who...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...