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Kenya tops East Africa in military expenditure

18 March 2014, 09:20

Nairobi - Kenya is said to have spent more than KES 430 billion on its military in the last ten years.

According to data from an independent think-tank that aggregates world-wide defence spending, Kenya was placed at position seven in Africa and position one in the East African region in terms of military expenditure, The Standard reports.

The data shows that KES 68 billion had been spent in purchasing military equipment, an increase of more than KES 40 billion from KES 20 billion that was spent in 2004.

The biggest military spender in Africa was South Africa which is said to have spent KES 384 billion in 2012 followed by Angola and Morocco with KES 356 billion.

Libya and Nigeria were placed at position three and four respectively.

- For more visit The Standard

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