An extract on #sper
The Manoj between 1896 and 1900 saw the East African Rifles deployed in a number of campaigns in line with British colonial policies. In collaboration with Major Cunningham's Uganda Rifles, expeditions were organized against the Nandi who put up a strong resistance. It was not until 1906 that they were subdued. Another one in 1900 commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Hatch, Commandant of the East African Rifles, followed this. Two medals were issued after these expeditions namely "1898" and "Jubaland 1900".
The East African Rifles also sent troops to help Uganda Rifles suppress a mutiny by Sudanese troops in Uganda. Captain Harrison who led this expedition was decorated. After being deployed on this expedition, he remained behind to form the 1st Battalion of the Uganda Rifles. This battalion later became 5 KAR.
In 1901 the British government decided to organize all the existing troops in Central Africa, East Africa, Uganda and British Somaliland under one command. Lieutenant Colonel Manning, an officer in the Indian Corps was appointed Inspector General for all the troops and promoted to the rank of general. After the troops based in different parts of British East and Central Africa territories were placed under a central command, the regiment born thereof was officially designated "King's African Rifles" on 1 January 1902. The composition of this regiment was as follows:-
The 8 companies of 1 Central African Rifles became 1 Battalion King's African Rifles.
The 6 companies of 2 Central African Rifles became 2 Battalion King's African Rifles.
The 7 companies and one camel company of East African Rifles became 3 Battalion King's African Rifles.
The 9 companies of the Uganda Rifles became 4 Battalion King's African Rifles.
The 4 companies of the Contingent of Uganda Rifles became 5 Battalion Kings African Rifles.
The Kenya Air Force was established by 1966, and revolted in 1982.
The Kenya Navy is composed of:
2 offshore patrol vessels (During the 2011 refit Otomat missile systems were removed)
6 inshore patrol vessels
2 amphibious craft
12 support vessel including patrol boats, landing ship, tug boats.
Other security forces are covered at Kenya Police and Law enforcement in Kenya.
The area now called Kiribati has been inhabited by Micronesians speaking the same Oceanic language since sometime between 3000 BC and AD 1300. The area was not isolated; invaders from Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji, later introduced Polynesian and Melanesian cultural aspects, respectively. Intermarriage tended to blur cultural differences and resulted in a significant degree of cultural homogenisation.