The Kenya Navy was founded 57 years ago, in 1964. Its headquarters is in Mombasa. Its current commander is Major General Jimson Longiro Mutai. The Kenyan Navy currently has 18 vessels of different classes.
The Kenyan Navy also has a Mtongwe base in Mombasa, Shimoni, Msambweni, Malindi, Kilifi. Another naval base located in Manda (part of Lamu Archipelago) was established in 1995.
The names of ranks in the Kenyan Navy resembles that of the Kenya Army rather than the traditional Royal Navy as seen in the other members of the Commonwealth.
Kenyan Navy ranks are divided into two groups the Officers And naval ratings.
- Lieutenant Commander
- Vice Admiral
- Commander of Kenya Navy gets Ksh 902,432.
- The salary of the Admiral of the Kenyan Navy is Ksh 695,625 with Ksh 278,250 allowances all totaling Ksh 927,500.
- The salary of the Commodore of the Kenya Navy gets is Ksh 906,014
- The salary a Captain in the Kenyan Navy is Sh153,317.
- The salary for a Commander in the Kenyan Navy KSh 130,735.
- The salary for a Lieutenant in the Kenyan Navy is KSh 102,106.
- The salary for a Midshipman in the Kenyan Navy is Sh 73,182.
- The salary for a Able Seamanin the Kenyan Navy is KSh 32,250.
- The salary for a Leading Seaman in the Kenyan Navy is KSh 26,509.
- The salary for a Junior Seaman in the Kenyan Navy is KSh 19,941.