Kenya Defence Forces have been ranked 6th in the list of most powerful African militaries.

This is according to Global Firepower(GFP) which makes use of over 40 factors to determine each nation’s military power index. Some of these are the budget allocated to defence, human resource, and the firepower owned by the country.

Based on available information, the following countries represent the most powerful militaries in Africa as of Aug. 4 2014. The numbers reflect each country’s power index derived from a unique algorithm developed by GFP. The lower the number the stronger the military with a perfect score being 0.0000.

1. Egypt – Power Index: 0.6122

2. Algeria – Power Index: 1.1698

3. Ethiopia – Power Index: 1.3229

4. South Africa – Power Index: 1.3467

5. Nigeria – Power Index: 1.5261

6. Kenya – Power Index: 1.7689

7. Morocco – Power Index: 1.8499

8. Tunisia – Power Index: 1.8635

9. Angola – Power Index: 2.2599

10. Libya – Power Index: 2.3353

11. Sudan – Power Index: 2.3465

12. Democratic Republic of Congo – Power Index: 2.6642

13. Uganda – Power Index: 2.6895

14. South Sudan – Power Index: 2.7689

15. Ghana – Power Index: 2.9726

16. Zimbabwe – Power Index: 3.0955

17. Cameroon – Power Index: 3.3009

18. Zambia – Power Index : 3.5013

19. Somalia – Power Index: 3.5462

20. Mozambique – Power Index: 4.1026