Report shows decrease in purchase of military weapons

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers. The country has cut back on military spending. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Jordan, a long-term seller of arms to Kenya, donated two second hand AH-1F helicopters.
  • Tanzanian president has cut back hugely on spending.

Kenya and Tanzania sharply cut their purchase of military weapons last year even as Uganda made a comeback to emerge the top spender on arms in East Africa.

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