The Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation (KOFC) is a state-owned company that plays a crucial role in ensuring the security of Kenya by manufacturing and supplying small arms and ammunition to the Kenyan military and other approved clients. Established in 1997 under the Ministry of Defence, KOFC operates a factories in Eldoret, where they produce a range of firearms and ammunition, and also provides training, technical support, and research and development services. In this article, we will take a closer look at the functions of KOFC, its leadership, and its contributions to national security in Kenya.
In addition to manufacturing weapons and ammunition, KOFC also provides training and technical support services to the Kenyan military and other security agencies. This includes training on weapon handling and maintenance, as well as the repair and maintenance of firearms and ammunition.
Functions of Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation
Some of the functions of KOFC include:
- Manufacturing of small arms and ammunition: KOFC operates a factories in Eldoret, where they produce a range of firearms, including rifles, pistols, and machine guns, as well as ammunition such as bullets, shells, and cartridges. The also produce Office and Domestic furniture and Farm Produce (cereals)
- Provision of training: KOFC provides training and technical support services to the Kenyan military and other security agencies. This includes training on weapon handling and maintenance, as well as the repair and maintenance of firearms and ammunition.
- Technical support: The corporation offers technical support to its clients on the use and maintenance of its products, as well as the repair and maintenance of firearms and ammunition.
- Quality control: KOFC is committed to producing high-quality weapons and ammunition that meet international standards. The corporation uses advanced technology and quality control measures to ensure consistent and reliable production.
- Research and development: KOFC conducts research and development activities to improve the design, functionality, and performance of its products. This includes exploring new technologies and materials to enhance the effectiveness and reliability of its weapons and ammunition.
- Sales and marketing: The corporation markets and sells its products to the Kenyan military and other security agencies, as well as to other approved clients in the region.
Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation Leadership
KOFC is headed by a Managing Director who oversees the day-to-day operations of the corporation. He is responsible for the overall management of the corporation, including production, sales, marketing, and research and development activities.
The corporation also has a Technical Director who is responsible for ensuring that the products produced by KOFC meet international standards.
In addition to the Board of Directors and the executive leadership, KOFC has a team of experienced engineers, technicians, and other staff members who are involved in the design, manufacture, and testing of small arms and ammunition.
To become a premier manufacturer of world class military equipment and related products.
To enhance national security through guaranteed production of quality small arms ammunition and related auxiliary products for the nation.
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