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.


On Sunday 17 November 2019 Salvationists turned Nairobi City white when 15,000 Salvationists and friends of The Salvation Army attended the Territorial Harvest Festival Ingathering at Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

A march of witness comprising 7,000 Salvationists from all 19 divisions proceeded from the train station to the venue, saluting and welcoming General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle (WPWM).

A large congregation formed outside of the centre as the venue was not able to accommodate the large numbers that had gathered. Many Salvationists waited for hours in anticipation of seeing the General.

International Secretary for Africa, Commissioner Keith Conrad, led the holiness meeting during which the General spoke.

Commissioner Rosalie Peddle charged the congregation to worship God Almighty and him alone, and she urged them to love and care for their young people. She reminded Salvationists that young people are not just the future, they are the present and are needed today. 'God bless the young people of Africa. God bless the young people of Kenya East Territory,' she declared.

The 2019 harvest contribution from the 30 divisions and districts raised KSH 33,679,354 (£240,000) in addition to KSH 343,762 (£2,460) from the offering.

God bless the territory!

Territorial Leaders

Commissioner Margaret Siamoya - Territorial Commander (1 April 2019)

Lieut-Conel Simon Mbuthu - Chief Secretary (1 April 2019)

Lieut-Colonel Zipporah Mbuthu - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries


Territorial Headquarters

Marist Avenue




Postal address

PO Box 24927 

Karen 00502





Officers - 772 (active - 704 retired - 68)

Cadets - 86                                Employees - 111                        

Corps - 547                                Outposts - 287

Outposts - 287

Senior Soliders - 94,174            Adherents - 606         Junior Soliders - 61,038


Tel: +254 020 240 3260



Countries included in the territory: Kenya,

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