Kenya Military Size 1985-2022

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Kenya military size for 2019 was 29,000.00, a 0.34% decline from 2018.
  • Kenya military size for 2018 was 29,100.00, a 0.34% increase from 2017.
  • Kenya military size for 2017 was 29,000.00, a 0.34% decline from 2016.
  • Kenya military size for 2016 was 29,100.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,045,000.00
Pakistan 943,000.00
Egypt 836,000.00
Indonesia 676,000.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 311,000.00
Morocco 246,000.00
Bangladesh 227,000.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,000.00
Philippines 155,000.00
Lao PDR 129,000.00
Sudan 124,000.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,000.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 48,000.00
El Salvador 42,000.00
Cameroon 34,000.00
Kenya 29,000.00
Georgia 26,000.00
Honduras 23,000.00
Mauritania 21,000.00
Kyrgyz Republic 21,000.00
Mongolia 18,000.00
Ghana 16,000.00
Zambia 16,000.00
Djibouti 13,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,000.00
Papua New Guinea 4,000.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Timor-Leste 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,000.00
West Bank and Gaza 0.00
Republic of Congo 0.00
Kenya Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 29,000.00 -0.34%
2018 29,100.00 0.34%
2017 29,000.00 -0.34%
2016 29,100.00 0.00%
2015 29,100.00 0.00%
2014 29,100.00 0.00%
2013 29,100.00 0.00%
2012 29,100.00 0.00%
2011 29,100.00 -0.07%
2010 29,120.00 0.00%
2009 29,120.00 0.41%
2008 29,000.00 0.00%
2007 29,000.00 0.00%
2005 29,000.00 0.00%
2004 29,000.00 -0.34%
2003 29,100.00 -1.02%
2002 29,400.00 0.00%
2001 29,400.00 8.09%
2000 27,200.00 -6.85%
1999 29,200.00 0.00%
1998 29,200.00 0.00%
1997 29,200.00 0.00%
1996 29,200.00 0.00%
1995 29,200.00 32.73%
1994 22,000.00 -8.33%
1993 24,000.00 0.00%
1992 24,000.00 20.00%
1991 20,000.00 0.00%
1990 20,000.00 0.00%
1989 20,000.00 45.99%
1985 13,700.00 45.99%