KDF imported some arms from China. The materials used by KDF and part of the Kenya police are just not good enough for combat situations. A number of military personnel have complained that the bullet proof vests they are forced to wear during operations cannot withstand rifle fire.
The arms and body armour were bought from a company called XinXing in China and imported to Kenya on behalf of the government by a company called Tianjin.
The military and police officers who have used the bullet proof jackets are complaining that the quality is so low that they are not confident facing any military challenge while wearing the vests.