How the Kenya Air Force fought back

Kenya Air Force soldiers

What you need to know:

  • Except for its old motto, the Kenya Air Force has reverted to the force it was just before the August 21, 1982 attempted coup.
  • Following the coup attempt, on August 21, 1982 the government disbanded the Kenya Air Force and replaced it with the 82 Air Force.
  • The Kenya Air Force got its name back in a queer manner, through a case in which one of its officers was being charged for theft of public funds.

A whole 38 years later after personnel from the Kenya Air Force led a coup to overthrow the government, the service seems to have regained its status in the ranks of the Kenya Defence Forces.


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