15th Kenya Rifles Battalion

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15th Kenya Rifles Battalion
Marine Corps Sgt. Edward Deptola exchanges his M16 rifle for a G3 gun with a soldier from the 15th Kenyan Rifle Battalion in March 2007.
Active13 March 1989; 29 years ago (1989-03-13)
Country Kenya
Branch Kenya Army
TypeInfantry battalion
RoleGround Combat, Ceremonial Duties
Garrison/HQMombasa, Mariakani Barracks
Nickname(s)The One five

The 15th Kenya Rifles Battalion is an infantry battalion of the Kenya Army, it was formed on 13 March 1989 as a coastal infantry unit that is based in the outskirts of Mombasa. The unit took part in the peace keeping mission in Namibia in 1990.[1][2]

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  1. ^ BY NYAMBEGA GISESA ngisesa@ke.antionmedia.com. "Licensed to kill: The world of Kenya's elite forces". Nation.co.ke. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ John Pike. "Kenya Army History". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.