In 1896 three Salvationists went to Kenya to work on the building of a new railway and made their witness while based at the Taru Camp. The first official meetings were held in Nairobi in April 1921, led by Lieut-Colonel and Mrs James Allister Smith. The first cadets were trained in 1923.

On 1 March 2008, the Kenya Territory was divided into two and the Kenya East Territory and Kenya West Territory were created.

Territorial Leaders

Colonel Daniel Kiama - Territorial Commander (1 January 2022)

Colonel Anne Kiama - Territorial President for Women's Ministries

Lieut-Colonel Friday Ayanam - Chief Secretary (1 March 2022)

Lieut-Colonel Glory Ayanam - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries

Territorial Headquarters

Marist Avenue

Postal address

PO Box 24927
Karen 00502

Contact us

Tel: +254 020 240 3260

Email: leadership@kya.salvationarmy.org

In July 2020, the then Territorial Commander Commissioner Margaret Siamoya launched the 2020-2024 territorial strategic plan with the theme `Bearing Fruits as Soldiers of Jesus Christ'.

In October, at the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta, the TC joined other religious leaders at State House, Nairobi, to participate in an interfaith prayer service following the adverse effects of COVID-19 across the country.

The Women's Ministries department is flourishing. The vision to upgrade the officer training college came to fruition upon receiving donations of new beds, mattresses, and blankets. The department also reached 200 needy families in Kitu and Mwingi with food, clothes, shoes, and other basic items. The Young Women's Fellowship was launched during the Territorial Home League local officers meeting. In early 2021, the recently completed Women's Ministries Four-housing Project in Kabete was dedicated to God. This project is aimed at boosting the territory's income.

In March 2021, Karen officer's quarters broke ground. This will relocate a large portion of THQ staff who reside 21 kilometres away from headquarters. During the Self-Denial Ingathering in May, Women's Ministries donated motorcycles to 20 corps in areas facing transport challenges.

Men across the territory donated 14 desktop computers to the officer's training college. The territory also held a successful one-day Men's Fellowship rally to mark Founder's Day. More than 2,000 men attended. Lieut-Colonel Simon Mbuthu (CS) gave a powerful and inspiring message and Commissioner Siamoya challenged the men to support the territory and strive towards self-reliance. During this meeting Ksh2,569,716.5 million (£18,850) was raised. 

The territory revived corps cadets’ lessons, produced newly revised books for both junior and senior soldier preparation courses and formed a Territorial Youth Band.

Plans are underway for a joint celebration with the Kenya West Territory commemorating The Salvation Army entering the country in 1921. The centenary celebration, however, has been moved to 2023 due to the COVID-19 challenges.

The Mseto Resilience Centre was launched with the first harvest being dedicated to God. The centre aims to train farmers to be self-reliant and improve food security.



Officers - 806 (active - 738 retired - 68)

Cadets - 96                                Employees - 114                    

Corps - 547                                Outposts - 287

Senior Soliders - 94,190           Adherents - 598         Junior Soliders - 61,068


Countries included in the territory: Kenya,

Languages in which the gospel is preached: English, Kiswahili and a number of regional languages