Kenya Military Size 1985-2021

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 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.
  • Kenya military size for 2015 was 29,100.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,026,500.00
Pakistan 944,800.00
Egypt 835,500.00
Indonesia 675,500.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 297,000.00
Morocco 245,800.00
Bangladesh 227,050.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,300.00
Philippines 153,350.00
Lao PDR 129,100.00
Sudan 124,300.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,100.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 47,800.00
El Salvador 41,500.00
Cameroon 34,400.00
Kenya 29,100.00
Georgia 25,650.00
Honduras 22,950.00
Kyrgyz Republic 20,900.00
Mauritania 20,850.00
Mongolia 17,700.00
Zambia 16,100.00
Ghana 15,500.00
Djibouti 13,450.00
Congo, Rep. 12,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,150.00
Papua New Guinea 3,600.00
Timor-Leste 2,200.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,200.00
Kenya Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
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%