China Donates 36 Military Vehicles to Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)


China has donated 36 military vehicles to Kenya Defence Forces.

The donation includes water and fuel trucks, recovery vehicles and earthmoving equipment.

Kenya Defence Forces announced receiving the donation from the Chinese government on 29 November and published photos of some the military vehicles donated such as refrigerated trucks, bulldozers, recovery vehicles and fuel tankers painted in military green.

The 36 vehicles were handed over by Dr Liu Xianfa, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya worth $4.5 million.

China also donated three containers of spare parts which were also handed over to the Defence CS Raychelle Omamo at Defence Headquarters in Nairobi.

Also present was the Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe. The handover of the military equipment to KDF marks the continued co-operation between the government of Kenya and China and it projects the future prospects in regards to security, stability and prosperity globally CS Raychelle Omamo said.


On 2 December the United States handed over the first six of an eventual eight Bell Huey II helicopters to Kenya at Laikipia Air Base that will boost the fight against terror.

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