Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

The military strengths of Kenya and Uganda

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Pezzonovante, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Pezzonovante

    Pezzonovante JF-Expert Member

    #1
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: May 1, 2008
    Messages: 643
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 0
    Across the East and Central African region, Kenya remains the most militarily powerful country. This is based on its capabilities including assets and resources at disposal besides human resources. Latest acquisitions particularly long range surface to surface missiles SSM and surface to air missiles SAM has bolstered its capability to strike enemies strategic military positions. Another major boost to its capability was the acquisition of a new fleet of F-5 –Tiger strategic fighter jets. These, albeit commonplace perception they are old, are upgraded 1989 Northrop editions, hence superior. They have speed and precisions besides modern radar and an anti-aircraft fire detection and evasion system, in simple words. The new fleet totals 25 and will back up another 18 all in compact condition.

    On Yearly basis, Kenya has been building up its infantry. Annually, 6000 troops are trained and the cadet school recruits hundreds of military aviators. As such, annually, an estimated 8,000 join the military. The military intelligence and the defense training college in Karen is a hub for senior military officials where strategy and geopolitics are assessed. Besides, the Kenyan military is disciplined well trained, and engaged in corporate social responsibility.

    Military threats facing Kenya hardly suffice to be high level let alone raise a major threat to the country sovereignty. A case scenario is Uganda and Somalia. The Ugandan regime has an expansionist doctrine that has seen them eye specific locales across Lake Victoria. Militarily, Kenya has the capacity to fed off Uganda both using flak and flank but there has never been any troop’s movement or deployment to insinuate Kenya’s military response to such a threat. Along the border with Uganda, tribal militia-like communities keep moving in and out of either country or joint disarmament exercises.

    Latest Military Realignment and Acquisitions in Uganda

    Uganda spent billions of Ugandan shillings to acquire Russian fighter aircraft besides upgrading its infantry technical capability. Latest acquisition of Sukhoi fighter jets

    Uganda, based on current threat matrix analysis poses a significant military threat based on two pronged factors. Its recent military upgrades including the acquisition of six sukhoi-20 mk2 fighter aircraft that are rated as top of the range fighters and the discovery of oil in the country is disturbing. It is right for Uganda to up its air defenses and upgrade its military technical capability based on its rising economic fortunes and the arising need to keep such resources safe. On the other hand, geopolitics force Kenyan oil rich north to remain an unexploited oil reserve but rising energy costs and Ugandan oil requires balancing the act.


    Migingo and Ugingo Island issues are geopolitical and a big issue all together. Kenyan military strategists and their intelligence counterparts have for a year now sought a way out without considering a military strike on Uganda owing to the fact that the F-5E cannot match sukhoi-20 mk2 fighter which Museveni is desperate to use. Instead, the NSIS proposed top-secret acquisitions of superior fighter aircraft. According to a series of defense, meetings between Kenyan air force officials, and agreed to seek which among US 35- F-15 fighter aircrafts should be delivered to cushion Kenyan against the increasing threat from her neighbors.

    Besides the F-15, the country has already acquired 50 z-9w attack helicopters from China and another fleet of Harbin gunship attack helicopters. In continuum for the rising levels of threat and powerful enemy flak, the NSIS along Military intelligence have been talking for sellers of F-15, JF-17, and Mi35 gunships to up the Kenya air force and diversify its technical and tactical capability.
     
  2. MTAZAMO

    MTAZAMO JF-Expert Member

    #2
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Feb 8, 2011
    Messages: 10,999
    Likes Received: 1,932
    Trophy Points: 280
    Duh! Imeletwa huku JF ili kutupiga mkwara! Haya mkuu JB shusha nondo za JWTZ ukianzia na zile zetu zile za mbagala,Gongo la mboto!
     
  3. MTAZAMO

    MTAZAMO JF-Expert Member

    #3
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Feb 8, 2011
    Messages: 10,999
    Likes Received: 1,932
    Trophy Points: 280
    Kenya bana,al shabab tu wameshaanza majigambo! Naona al shabab wamewapa confidence hawa jamaa!! Kiboko yao museveni tu.
     
  4. DSN

    DSN JF-Expert Member

    #4
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Feb 2, 2011
    Messages: 2,726
    Likes Received: 47
    Trophy Points: 145
    Hakika Wakenya Advertisement mpaka kwenye Majeshi hatari sana, lakini poa zote hizo propaganda tu, hata USA alianza hivyo hivyo kwenye movie zake za Rambo na Anold. Watanzania tulienda NJUANI wakaona SHOW tusubilie nao tuwaone SOMALIA tena na lundo la wanajeshi toka kwa Kagame.Hao ndio wameanza kushindwa na hizo ndio kelele za kuomba msaada.
     
  5. CPA

    CPA JF-Expert Member

    #5
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Mar 1, 2011
    Messages: 702
    Likes Received: 22
    Trophy Points: 35
  6. DSN

    DSN JF-Expert Member

    #6
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Feb 2, 2011
    Messages: 2,726
    Likes Received: 47
    Trophy Points: 145
    Kama ni hivi mbona mwake
    THE TOP TEN STRONGEST ARMY IN AFRICA
    1) South Africa ( South Africa has the most powerful army in africa; it has more harmful weapons than any other country in Africa; it is the only African country that was trying to create the Nuclear weapon but was stopped by the US.
    2) Egypt
    3) Nigeria
    4) Libya
    5) Morocco
    6) Sudan
    7) Ghana
    [​IMG] Tanzania ( Tanzania has the most powerful army in east africa, The Tanzania Peoples' Defence Force (TPDF) ( Swahili: Jeshi la Wananchi wa Tanzania (JWTZ)) the one defeated Idi Amin in Uganda with big help from Muammar al-Gaddafi of Libya)
    9) Uganda
    10) Kenya
     
  7. SOBY

    SOBY JF-Expert Member

    #7
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Sep 19, 2011
    Messages: 1,265
    Likes Received: 5
    Trophy Points: 0
    Ethiopia has the best military in East and central Africa. It's very hard for a career military to fight a guerilla military. it takes a long time and a lot of discipline/morale something that Kenya military lacks (Burundi and Uganda too). This is not like Kagera war, we really wanted Amin to go since we were kids, but a regular Kenyan doesnt really care about Al Shabaab.
    It's gon be a loong war, and chechens,afghanis,Bosnians.... a lot of jihadists want a piece of this. Hopefully, peace will prevail.
     
  8. Pezzonovante

    Pezzonovante JF-Expert Member

    #8
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: May 1, 2008
    Messages: 643
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 0
    endelea kushuka cpa naona hapa kuna uhondo
     
  9. Pezzonovante

    Pezzonovante JF-Expert Member

    #9
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: May 1, 2008
    Messages: 643
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 0
    frosbel (m) Re: Who Has The Strongest Military On Africa?
    « #2 on: March 18, 2010, 09:37 PM »

    THE TOP TEN STRONGEST ARMY IN AFRICA
    1) South Africa ( South Africa has the most powerful army in africa; it has more harmful weapons than any other country in Africa; it is the only African country that was trying to create the Nuclear weapon but was stopped by the US.
    2) Egypt
    3) Nigeria
    4) Libya
    5) Morocco
    6) Sudan
    7) Ghana
    Tanzania ( Tanzania has the most powerful army in east africa, The Tanzania Peoples' Defence Force (TPDF) ( Swahili: Jeshi la Wananchi wa Tanzania (JWTZ)) the one defeated Idi Amin in Uganda with big help from Muammar al-Gaddafi of Libya)
    9) Uganda
    10) Kenya
     
  10. MTAZAMO

    MTAZAMO JF-Expert Member

    #10
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Feb 8, 2011
    Messages: 10,999
    Likes Received: 1,932
    Trophy Points: 280
    Umenena mkuu,Kenya hawana uzoefu wowote kwa operation kama ile! Wengi wanasubiri matokeo yake maana kuwa well equiped haisaidii kwa aina ile ya vita,lakini wakishinda litakuwa somo jipya hasa kwa wapinzani wengi wanaobeza uwezo wa Kenya kijeshi pamoja na kuwa the powerful economic regime in East and central Africa.
     
  11. T

    Topical JF-Expert Member

    #11
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Messages: 5,177
    Likes Received: 4
    Trophy Points: 0
    So what mbona mnafikiria kupigana tu
     
  12. Pezzonovante

    Pezzonovante JF-Expert Member

    #12
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: May 1, 2008
    Messages: 643
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 0
    pia uzalendo wao mdogo sana kuliko majeshi yote africa mashariki ukabila unawakula vibaya sana
     
  13. MTAZAMO

    MTAZAMO JF-Expert Member

    #13
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Feb 8, 2011
    Messages: 10,999
    Likes Received: 1,932
    Trophy Points: 280
    Umenifurahîsha Topical,mikwara nayo inahusika mkuu!
     
  14. Pezzonovante

    Pezzonovante JF-Expert Member

    #14
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: May 1, 2008
    Messages: 643
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 0
    Kama ulivyosema mtazamo wana nguvu kubwa kiuchumi ambayo ni kiashilio au refrection ya miltary superiolity lakini vifaa havitoshi displine na uzalendo unakumbuka iddi amini alikuwa na vifaa kuliko tanzania lakini nidhamu ilikuwa adimu
     
  15. Pezzonovante

    Pezzonovante JF-Expert Member

    #15
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: May 1, 2008
    Messages: 643
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 0
    Kenya ranks 40 in military spending globally. However, the defense expenditure is warranted given the strategic position of Kenya in the region besides its strategic importance to Britain, Israel, and United States. The same scenario now applies to the Chinese. Massive infrastructure upgrades and construction in Kenya have been the responsibility of the Chinese since 2005 when President Kibaki began specific economic reforms in the country. Defense expenditure plans have been cushioned from publicity besides keeping the clandestine due to the sensitive nature of arms info that can prompt an arms race in the region. There is also the issue of Kenyan security pact with Ethiopia, which shields both from armed conflicts. Southern Sudan military, a rebel outfit without discipline is now being trained and equipped by the Kenya army. Kenya main fear lies within Khartoum, Uganda, and Somalia.
     
  16. Pezzonovante

    Pezzonovante JF-Expert Member

    #16
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: May 1, 2008
    Messages: 643
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 0
    cpa hizi habari zinaukweli ebu chimbuka?
     
  17. CPA

    CPA JF-Expert Member

    #17
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Mar 1, 2011
    Messages: 702
    Likes Received: 22
    Trophy Points: 35
    Detail za CIA, zinaonyesha tanzania jeshi lake linaukosefu mkubwa wa vitendea kazi. Vingi ni duni, vibovu, vichakavu. Ndege zao nyingi ni aina ya MIG za miaka ya 70-80s+, Ambazo waliziteka uganda, walinunua ndege nyingine za kivita lakin zimekuwa vimeo, sababu kuu zilinunuliwa zikiwa mbovu, chakavu na lack of proper training. Uwezo wa jeshi le2 ki anga si mzuri, hii ni kutokana na bajeti ndogo ambayo ni 0.2% Ya GDP. Siraha nyingi ni zakutoka china na russia. Pamoja na upungufu wote wa vitendea kazi. Jeshi letu bado imara.
    Source:
    Tanzania People's Defence Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  18. Ground Zero

    Ground Zero JF-Expert Member

    #18
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    Messages: 342
    Likes Received: 0
    Trophy Points: 0
    Usiogope mkuu. Kwanza siamini kama mleta hoja ni raia wa Afrika Mashariki. Nadhani wapo watu wanataka kutugawa kwa misingi ya kijeshi. Mimi sina tatizo kama kenya wanajiimarisha kijeshi, lakini lazima iwe ni kijiimarisha kulinda uhuru na rasilimali za afrika mashariki. Ninawaunga mkono wakenya katika operation yao dhidi ya alshabab wanaohatarisha amani ya kanda nzima. Naamini kwamba siku moja kpdf itakuwa sehemu ya eapdf. Kwa upande wa tpdf,silaha kubwa tuliyonayo ni umoja na utii,tunayo vilevile historia ya ukombozi. Subsaharan Africa tpdf was involved in anyway in liberation. Hatuna haja ya kuwaonesha watu kwamba na sisi tupo. Lakini atakayetaka tutamuonesha.
     
  19. MTAZAMO

    MTAZAMO JF-Expert Member

    #19
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Feb 8, 2011
    Messages: 10,999
    Likes Received: 1,932
    Trophy Points: 280
    Asante kwa nondo mkuu.
     
  20. CPA

    CPA JF-Expert Member

    #20
    Oct 23, 2011
    Joined: Mar 1, 2011
    Messages: 702
    Likes Received: 22
    Trophy Points: 35
    c unaelewa, Uhasibu kazin na mtaa siasa kidogo. Pamoja mkuu
     
Loading...