A DAMEN 4000 TON Slipway, does this mean our navy is getting at least a corvette/frigate???

it appears as though our military is getting upraded at a very fast pace, since i see 2 skytruck (AN-28) for special operations airdrop etc[Poland], 3 C27J Spartan Tactictical [italy], 102 DCD Springbok MRAP [South Africa] plus the recent Fennec H125M Light Utily Helicopters, for the navy all i’ve heard so far is a Koncur Class Missile boat that was being scrapped for some of its systems like the Close In Weapons System instaled a few years back on KNS Jasiri plus the DAMEN Slipway, so is there even a hint as to the kinds of ships to be built at mtongwe???

Karibu NV. Kuna thread jana tuliongelea hizo ndege. leta mbisha ya hiyo missile boat.

…Otherwise NV utokomee ulikotoka…

KDF is getting 102 more Springbok DCD MRAP. I will toast to that. They have distinguished themselves in Somali against IED’s. We need even more for NPS for their border patrols in volatile regions. Maybe this is even for that purpose.


With the Damen 4000 Ton slipway then we can get this from the same company. It could be our first corvette.

the boat sold to kenya was the Rade Koncur_RTOP401, the pic is the second in the series the Sibernik_RTOP402 later renamedto RTOP21 when they changed their vessel numbering series, which is still in service with he croatian navy.

Maybe Kenya can threaten Somalia now.

mjamaa hajachoka na loans bado? Anaongeza taxes ndio aende shopping ya war toys?! Very smart chap this one here. Angefanya kcse huwa ananikalia D+ material.

D+ is higher than real dude. He has zero mental capacity.

You are absolutely right. Of late hata nimeanza ku doubt kama alikanyaga Amherst huyu mjamaa.

Cheki hii ushenzi, kisha mwuambiwe mwongeze taxes :

[SIZE=7]Treasury borrows Sh32bn for arms[/SIZE]
MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 6:00
https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/image/view/-/4628952/medRes/2003905/-/maxw/960/-/eayqro/-/ROTICH.jpgTreasury secretary Henry Rotich. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Kenya borrowed more than Sh30 billion to buy weapons which contributed to a Sh270 billion build-up in the country’s foreign debt load in the four months to February.
A fresh report tabled in Parliament last week shows the additional loans were spent on purchase of military jets, expansion of the naval base, building of a second international runway as well as purchase of CT scans for the country’s health sector.
The new loans have pushed up Kenya’s total external debt to Sh2.52 trillion.
Kenya’s public debt recently crossed the Sh5 trillion mark for the first time, pointing to a looming increase in debt servicing obligations, including interest and principal repayments.
The ultimate impact of the borrowing binge is an increase in recurrent expenditure and a squeeze on development spending.
The Jubilee government has many times defended signing of new loans, saying they were for [SIZE=5]financing economically productive infrastructure projects[/SIZE].

Weapons could act as an important deterrent from foreign aggression which guarantees long-term economic growth, but they [SIZE=5]do not[/SIZE] directly contribute to increased tax collections needed for repaying the expensive debts.
The Treasury says it signed a Sh203.2 billion international sovereign bond and nine new loans worth Sh67.4 billion between November 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018.

Treasury data submitted to Parliament shows that proceeds of the Sh203.2 billion international sovereign bond has been received by Kenya. “Disbursements from the loans are expected over the medium term. None of the loans have been disbursed; however the international sovereign bond is fully disbursed. This brings the total external debt disbursed to Sh2,524,530,791,430,” Henry Rotich, the Treasury secretary, says in a report to Parliament detailing all new loans contracted by the government of Kenya.

[SIZE=5]Topping the list of the nine loans is the purchase of a C-27J Spartan military aircraft at a whopping Sh20 billion ($198,448,276). The C-27J Spartan is manufactured in Italy. The Kenyan government signed the loan with Unitcredit Spa Bank on December 11, 2017 and it matures on June 11, 2029.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]On the same day, the Treasury borrowed a further Sh6 billion (euro 51,854,681) from Unitcredit Spa Bank to purchase an undisclosed number of helicopters (AW 139 helicopters). The two (C-27J Spartan aircraft and helicopters) loans will be repaid starting June 11, 2019.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]The country also took in two separate loans on the same day worth Sh5.4 billion (euro 45,917,680) and Sh1 billion (euro 8,783,120) for commissioning of Damen 4000 tonne Slipway at the Kenya Navy Naval Base in Mtongwe, Mombasa.[/SIZE]

The deal for the loans from ING Bank was sealed on December 4,2017 with a maturity date of June 2030. “The loan was advanced to help improve security surveillance along the Kenyan coast.”
READ: IMF warns over Kenya’s rate in taking new debts
The country also incurred a debt of Sh16 billion ($160 million) that the government borrowed from African Development Bank to construct a second runway at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The loan was inked on January 1, 2018 and matures on February, 2026.
“The loans perceived benefit is improved movement to enable Kenya meet growing demand of goods and spur economic growth,” Mr Rotich said. The Treasury signed another loan of Sh6.8 billion ($67.3 million) from China Development Bank for procurement of the controversial CT scans for 37 public hospitals. The deal was inked on December 11, 2017 and matures in October 2022.
Kenya contracted a Sh9.6 billion ($94,697,000) loan from Korea’s Export Development Cooperation Fund that is earmarked for establishment of Kenya Advanced Institute of Science Technology. The loan will be repaid in 60 equal instalments of $1.57 million starting August 20, 2017.
The Treasury also signed a Sh748 million ($6.4 million) for supply of medical equipment across the country and Sh584.5 million ($5 million) to upgrade the maternal and newborn care unit at Kapenguria District Hospital.
Mr Rotich is required under section 31(1) (3) of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012 to report to Parliament on a quarterly basis any new loans contracted by the government.

But this is still an OPV with more advanced capabilities than our current OPV Navy,we need something like a sigma 7310 corvette to protect our interests within & far beyond our territorial waters, we must maintain our naval Dominance on the East African Coast at all costs…[ATTACH=full]192044[/ATTACH]

True this would be better for our Navy but two things must come first. Operational requirements, we are yet to fully patrol our shores and economic zone in the ocean. That’s where our first priority should start before venturing further into the ocean. Here we need to consider Israel Shipyards for a variety of OPV’s to effectively patrol our coastline from illegal fishing, smuggling, illegal alien entry, drugs trafficking and law enforcement. Two. Finances, we need to grow our navy step by step as our finances are limited. We complete the acquisition of enough OPV’s and surveillance systems on our waters then move on to protect shipping lines at the ocean.




u mean the current OPV’s are not enough to support 24 hr surveillance & patrol of our shores, and why then would they be installing a “4000” ton slipway if they don’t need it for tiny OPV’s like the the Israeli Shaldag MK V ???

They are not enough, especially the smaller vessels that can patrol shallow waters. We need more to patrol the Lamu coastline from kiswayu, shela, lamu island and mangroves forest line of boni forest that cuts across Kenya/Somali border. These smaller OPV’s can do periodic spotchecks on dhows that enter our territory. Right now our assets are further away from the coastline to do effective patrols closer to home where the needs is more urgent currently. The same is needed in Shimoni area in Kwale county on the border with Tanzania. All those small dhows and boats need to be searched, patrolled and enforced by smaller, faster and agile OPVs. A lot of smuggling of contraband, drugs and goods from Zanzibar/Pemba Island. That’s our immediate security threat. Lastly OPV’s can control illegal fishing in our borders more effectively. I picked Israel shipyards because their 6 various OPV’s is acquired can work well together in complete control of our coastal waters from shore up to the economic zone. Their vessels can operate even in shallow water, fast, well armed, modern surveillance equipment, day/night all weather operations, cheap to buy/operate and easier to maintain. After the economic zone perhaps the corvette can take up from there to maintain some measure of superiority in the region which counts more for ego than anything else. Both Somali and Tanzania and the entire eastern coastline has no navy capacity to attack another nation for whatever gain. Its our secondary priority not first.

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These things were budgeted for last year.

Jeshi lazima ikuwe well equipped. Ama unataka we outsource defence of our nation to China and USA?

I have been researching on millitary aircrafts and one thing is for sure,their maintance is not a childs play,why buy these things on loans only to eat more cash when they are not being used?unless tuanze vita na uganda to test if they are working ,wamekuja sana na hii migigo ata.

they are being tested in Somalia. All or most of the aircraft purchases of late are to beef the forces in Somalia.