These three arms of the defense Forces each have a role to play in ensuring that the sovereignty of the country is not infringed upon by anyone.
This has seen the Kenya Defense Forces soldiers spend a lot of time in Somalia to ensure that the threat or terrorism by Al Shabaab is stamped out.
Terrorism has seen a lot of people die in the region of not just East Africa in Kenya but the rest of the world as well and ensuring that such groups like Al Shabaab are stamped out, is very important.
This is why the Kenya Defense Forces has one of the most sophisticated fighter jets that are available in the military market.
Picture courtesy. KDF fighter jets.
The Northrop F-5 Fighter Jet
Production for the F-5 Fighter Jet began in thee late 1950s when the United States Army needed more sophisticated fighter jets for its Air Force.
The Northrop F-5 Fighter Jet is a light supersonic aircraft that has two extensively advanced jets that is the F-5E and the F-5F Tiger III Variants.
Picture courtesy. Northrop F-5 Fighter Jet.
The Kenya Defense Forces is proud to own the Tiger III Variants which is a highly advanced jet that can be used for various purposes by the Kenya Defense Forces.
The fighter jets can be seen on rare occasions during the national celebrations events like the recent Mashujaa Day Celebrations at Kwang'uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County.
The number of the fighter jets in the inventory of the Kenya Air Force is not known since such information is not made available to the public.
These are some of the planes that patrol the skies of Somalia and strike fear into heart of the enemy.
Picture courtesy. KDF jets.
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