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New Kenya Defense Forces (kdf) Recruitment dates and Centres 2019; Requirements and How to apply

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) is pleased to announce to the general public the
recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets, Specialist Officers, General Duty Recruits, Tradesmen/women and Constables which is scheduled to take place in the month of Novemberr and December 2019.

The prospective candidates willing to join the Kenya Defence Forces MUST meet the following conditions and academic qualifications:

General Conditions 

  1. Be Kenyan citizen with no dual citizenship.
  2. Be in possession of a valid Kenyan National Identity Card. (4 Copies of National Identity Card and PIN certificate) 
  3. Age – between 18 and 26 years old for GSO Cadets, General Duty Recruits and Tradesmen/women with Certificate/Government Trade Test, not above 30 years for Specialist Officers, Tradesmen/women with Diploma, and not above 39 years for Chaplains/Imams.
  4. Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards. 
  5. Have no criminal record.
  6. Minimum Height: (a) Men 1.60m (5ft 3in) (b) Women 1.52m (5ft)
  7. Minimum Weight: (a) Men 54.55 Kg (120 lb). (b) Women 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
  8. Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training. 

Minimum Academic Qualifications

  1. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets. Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one Science subject. The training period for this category will cover three (3) years leading to a BSc in Military Science and Security Studies upon completion.
  2. Specialist Officers. Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one science subject. Must be a holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/institution and be registered with a statutory body where applicable. The training period for Specialist Officers will not be less than three months.
  3. Servicemen/women (General Duty) Recruits. Must hold a minimum mean grade of D (plain) in KCSE.
  4. Tradesmen/women. Prospective candidates willing to apply must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below.
  •  Technicians. A minimum mean grade of C (Plain) in KCSE, a relevant Diploma or above from a recognized Institution and be registered with the relevant statutory bodies, where applicable. 
  • Artisans. A minimum mean grade of D+ (Plus) in KCSE and either a relevant certificate with Government Trade Test Grade II or Craft II from a recognized Institution.

5. Constables

  •  Be a retired Kenya Defence Forces Service Member or a retired National Youth Serviceman/woman. 
  • Be between the ages of 30 and 55 years old for retired KDF and between 35 and 45 years old for retired NYS.
  • Possess a Discharge Certificate with a minimum rating of “Very Good” in conduct. 
  • Must have served for at least 9 years Colour Service for retired honourably from KDF.

Vacancies

  1. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets 
  2. Specialist Officers. In addition to the minimum academic qualifications, Specialist Officers must posses’ qualifications and where necessary be registered with the relevant Statutory Bodies for the vacancies below: 
  •  Medical Officers. Must hold at least a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and be registered with Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).
  • Pharmacists. Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB).
  • Nursing Officers. Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK).
  • Dentists. Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).
  • Laboratory Technologists. Must hold a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology/Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Counselling Psychologists. Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Counselling Psychology.
  • Public Health Officers. Must hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health/Environmental Science.
  • Cyber Security/Digital Forensic/IT Officers. Must hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Software Engineering/Networking. Certification in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, and Ethical hacking or Information Security analysis will be added advantage.
  • Engineers. Must hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical, Electrical & Electronics, Telecommunication, Instrumentation and Control, Mechanical, Marine, Biomedical, Naval Architecture and Mechatronics Engineering and be registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).
  • Journalists. Must hold at least a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication majoring either in Broadcast Production or Public Relations with at least two (2) years working experience.
  • Lawyers. Must hold at least a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University, be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, hold a current and valid practicing certificate with at least two (2) years practicing experience. Experience in litigation will be an added advantage.
  • Physical Training Officers. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science or Bachelor of Education (Physical Education).
  • Finance/Accounting Officers. Must hold at least a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance/Accounting option).
  • Music Specialists. Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Music.
  • Chaplains/Imams. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Islamic studies from a recognized Institution. Protestant Churches and Roman Catholic Chaplains must be ordained Ministers and recommended by Archbishop and Episcopal Conference respectively. Imams must be recommended by the Chief Kadhi.
  • Hospitality Management/Catering Officers. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management/ Food Production.
  • Entrepreneurship and Management Officers. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship.
  • Statistics Officers. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics/Applied Statistics/Actuarial Science.
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management Officers. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management /Purchasing & Supplies Management.
  • Library and Information Officers. Must hold at least Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Project Managers. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Project Planning and Management.
  • Quantity Surveyors. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Survey and registered with Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).
  • Oceanographers. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography.
  • Dock Masters. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nautical Science.

 Tradesmen/women 

 Diploma 

  1.  Accounting/Finance/CPA II
  2. Aeronautical Engineering (A&E) 
  3. Archives and Record Management
  4. Automotive Engineering
  5. Building and Construction
  6. Carpentry and Joinery
  7. Community Health & Development
  8. Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)
  9. Computer Science/Information Technology
  10. Counseling Psychology
  11. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  12. Electrical and Instrumentation/Control Engineering 
  13. Human Resource Management
  14. Journalism (Print Journalist, Audio – Visual Producer)
  15. Marine Engineering
  16. Mechanical Engineering (Plant/Production) 
  17. Medical Laboratory 
  18. Music 
  19. Painting/Coating Technology
  20. Para Legal
  21. Pharmaceutical Technology
  22. Plumbing and Pipe Fitting/Plumbing Technology
  23. Project Planning and Management
  24. Public Health/Environmental Science
  25. Purchasing and Supplies Management
  26. Radiography
  27. Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  28. Research Skills Development
  29. Sales and Marketing (dd) Tailoring
  30. Telecommunication Engineering
  31. Warehouse/Store Keeping Management
  32. Welding & Fabrication

Certificate 

  1. Auto/Motor Vehicle Electrical
  2. Automotive/Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  3. Carpentry and Joinery 
  4. Composite Manufacturing Technology 
  5. Electrical and Electronics
  6. Marine/Ship Construction
  7. Masonry and Brick Laying
  8. Plant Mechanics
  9. Plant Operations (Heavy Plant/Crane/Forklift/Tug Operations) 
  10. Plumbing and Pipe Fitting 
  11. Welding and Fabrication

How to apply

 Clear photocopies of relevant academic certificates and current National Identity Card (ID) MUST be attached to the application and be addressed to the: 

Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces (Personnel and Logistics)

Ministry of Defence Defence Headquarters Ulinzi House

P O Box 40668 – 00100 NAIROBI

The applications for GSO Cadets, Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women to reach
the addressee on or before 27th November 2019. Candidates who will be shortlisted for
GSO Cadets and Specialist Officers shall be notified through the print media from 16th to
20th December 2019 and Tradesmen/women shall be notified through the print media
from 23rd to 29th December 2019. All candidates who had applied earlier MUST apply
AFRESH.

ITINERARY

The KDF Recruiting Teams consisting of the Kenya Army, the Kenya Air Force and the Kenya Navy will be visiting the Recruiting Centres (County Headquarters) as indicated below to recruit General Service Officers, General Duty Recruits and Defence Forces Constables.

KDF RECRUITMENT Wednesday, 27 November 2019

RECRUITMENT DATE

COUNTY

SUB COUNTY

RECRUITMENT CENTRE

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

BARINGO

POKOT EAST​​ 

CHEMOLINGOT

BUSIA

TESO SOUTH​​ 

AMUKURA

BUNYALA​​ 

BUDALANGI

EMBU

EMBU WEST​​ 

EMBU

GARISSA

IJARA​​ 

MASALANI RED CROSS GROUND

HOMA BAY

NDHIWA​​ 

NDHIWA

KAJIADO

LOITOKTOK​​ 

LOITOKTOK

KAKAMEGA

MUMIAS WEST​​ 

MUMIAS

KIAMBU

THIKA EAST​​ 

KILIMAMBOGO

KITUI

 

 

 

LOWER YATTA​​ 

KYUSYAN

MUTOMO​​ 

MUTOMO

TSEKURU

TSEKURU

KWALE

LUNGA LUNGA

LUNGA LUNGA

LAMU

LAMU WEST

FAZA

LAMU WEST

KENYATTA STADIUM LAMU

MERU

IGEMBE NORTH​​ 

MURUNGINE PRI SCH

MIGORI

SUNA EAST

MIGORI

NAKURU

KURESOI NORTH​​ 

SIRIKWA

SIRIKWA

SIRIKWA

NYAMIRA

NYAMIRA SOUTH​​ 

NYAMIRA

NYANDARUA

NYANDARUA WEST​​ 

OLJORO OROK

SAMBURU

SAMBURU NORTH​​ 

BARAGOI TOWN

TANA RIVER

TANA RIVER NORTH​​ 

BURA STADIUM

VIHIGA

EMUHAYA​​ 

EMUSIRE PRI SCH

WAJIR

WAJIR NORTH​​ 

BUTE

WEST POKOT

POKOT CENTRAL​​ 

SIGOR PRI SCH

 

KDF RECRUITMENT Thurday, 28 November 2019

RECRUITMENT DATE

COUNTY

SUB COUNTY

RECRUITMENT CENTRE

Thursday, 28 November 2019

BARINGO

MARIGAT​​ 

MARIGAT

BUSIA

TESO NORTH​​ 

AMAGORO

SAMIA​​ 

FUNYULA

EMBU

EMBU NORTH​​ 

MANYATTA

GARISSA

GARISSA​​ 

GARISSA STADIUM

HULUGHO​​ 

POLICE HQs HULUGHO

MBALAMBALA​​ 

MBALAMBALA

HOMA BAY

SUBA​​ 

MAGUNGA

KAJIADO

MASHURU​​ 

MASHURU

KAKAMEGA

MUMIAS EAST​​ 

SHIANDA (MUMINI) PRI SCH

KERICHO

LONDIANI​​ 

LONDIANI

KITUI

 

 

 

IKUTHA

IKUTHA

KATULANI​​ 

KATULANI

MUMONI​​ 

KATSE

KWALE

MSAMBWENI

MSAMBWENI

MARSABIT

MOYALE​​ 

MOYALE DISUSED RUNWAY

MERU

IGEMBE SOUTH​​ 

MAUA TOWN

MIGORI

SUNA WEST​​ 

BONDO NYIRONGE

NAKURU

KURESOI SOUTH​​ 

KERINGET BOYS HIGH SCH

NYAMIRA

NYAMIRA NORTH​​ 

EKERENYO STADIUM

NYANDARUA

NYANDARUA CENTRAL​​ 

OL KALAU STADIUM

SAMBURU

SAMBURU CENTRAL​​ 

MARALAL STADIUM

TANA RIVER

TANA RIVER​​ 

HOLA STADIUM

VIHIGA

LUANDA​​ 

MUMBOHA SEC SCH

WEST POKOT

KIPKOMO​​ 

CHEPARERIA PRI SCH

 

KDF RECRUITMENT Friday, 29 November 2019

 

 

 

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RECRUITMENT DATE

COUNTY

SUB COUNTY

RECRUITMENT CENTRE

 

 

 

Friday, 29 November 2019

BARINGO

BARINGO CENTRAL

KABARNET

 

 

 

BUNGOMA

BUNGOMA SOUTH

BUNGOMA

 

 

 

BUSIA

BUSIA

BUSIA

 

 

 

EMBU

EMBU EAST

RUNYENJES

 

 

 

GARISSA

 FAFI

BURA

 

 

 

GARISSA

DADAAB PRI SCH

 

 

 

HOMA BAY

MBITA

MBITA

 

 

 

KAJIADO

KAJIADO CENTRAL

KAJIADO

 

 

 

KAKAMEGA

BUTERE

BUTERE GIRLS SEC SCH

 

 

 

KERICHO

KIPKELION

KIPKELION

 

 

 

KITUI

KYUSO

KYUSO

 

 

 

KWALE

KWALE

KWALE

 

 

 

LAIKIPIA

LAIKIPIA WEST

RUMURUTI STADIUM

 

 

 

MACHAKOS

MBOONI EAST

MUMBUNI

 

 

 

MAKUENI

KIBWEZI

KIBWEZI

 

 

 

MARSABIT

SOLOLO

SOLOLO

 

 

 

MERU

IGEMBE CENTRAL

KANGETA SUB COUNTY HQ’s

 

 

 

MIGORI

KURIA EAST

KEGONGA

 

 

 

MURANGA

MURANGA SOUTH

MURANGA TTC

 

 

 

NAKURU

NJORO

NJORO BOYS SECONDARY SCH

 

 

 

NYAMIRA

MASABA NORTH

KEROKA

 

 

 

NYANDARUA

KIPIPIRI

MIHARATI STADIUM

 

 

 

TANA RIVER

TANA DELTA

GARSEN

 

 

 

VIHIGA

VIHIGA

MBALE FRIENDS BOYS SCH

 

 

 

WAJIR

HABASWEIN

HABASWEIN AP CAMP GROUND

 

 

 

WEST POKOT

WEST POKOT

MAKUTANO STADIUM

 

 

 

 

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KDF RECRUITMENT Monday 2 December, 2019

 

 

 

RECRUITMENT DATE

COUNTY

SUB COUNTY

RECRUITMENT CENTRE

 

 

 

Monday 2 November, 2019

BARINGO

BARINGO NORTH​​ 

KABARTONJO

 

 

 

BUNGOMA

BUMULA​​ 

BUMULA

 

 

 

BUSIA

NAMBALE

NAMBALE

 

 

 

EMBU

MBEERE NORTH​​ 

SIAKAGO

 

 

 

GARISSA

LAGDERA​​ 

MODOGASHE POLICE POST GROUND

 

 

 

HOMA BAY

HOMA BAY

HOMA BAY

 

 

 

KAJIADO

ISINYA

ISINYA

 

 

 

KAKAMEGA

KHWISERO​​ 

KHWISERO GIRLS SEC SCH

 

 

 

KERICHO

KERICHO EAST​​ 

KERICHO GREEN STADIUM

 

 

 

KIAMBU

GATUNDU NORTH​​ 

KAMWANGI

 

 

 

KILIFI

MAGARINI​​ 

MARAFA

 

 

 

KITUI

MWINGI EAST​​ 

MATHUKI

 

 

 

KWALE

KINANGO

KINANGO

 

 

 

LAIKIPIA

NYAHURURU​​ 

NYAHURURU TOWN

 

 

 

MACHAKOS

MBOONI WEST​​ 

KIKIMA

 

 

 

MAKUENI

MAKINDU

MAKINDU

 

 

 

MARSABIT

MARSABIT​​ 

MARSABIT STADIUM

 

 

 

MERU

TIGANIA WEST​​ 

URRU STADIUM

 

 

 

MIGORI

KURIA WEST​​ 

KEHANCHA

 

 

 

NAKURU

NAKURU WEST​​ 

KAPKURES

 

 

 

NYAMIRA

BORABU

BORABU

 

 

 

NYANDARUA

NYANDARUA SOUTH​​ 

ENGINEER

 

 

 

VIHIGA

SABATIA​​ 

MOI GIRLS H. SCH VOKOLI

 

 

 

WAJIR

WAJIR EAST​​ 

WAJIR STADIUM

 

 

 

WAJIR WEST​​ 

GRIFTU

 

 

 

WEST POKOT

POKOT SOUTH​​ 

KABICHBICH PRI SCH

 

 

 

KDF RECRUITMENT Tuesday 3 December, 2019

 

 

 

RECRUITMENT DATE

COUNTY

SUB COUNTY

RECRUITMENT CENTRE

 

 

 

Tuesday 3 December, 2019

BUNGOMA

BUNGOMA CENTRAL​​ 

CHWELE

 

 

 

BUSIA

BUTULA​​ 

BUTULA

 

 

 

ELGEYO/ MARAKWET​​ 

MARAKWET EAST​​ 

CHESOI CELEBRATIONS GROUND

 

 

 

EMBU

MBEERE SOUTH​​ 

KIRITIRI

 

 

 

HOMA BAY

RACHUONYO NORTH​​ 

KENDU BAY

 

 

 

KAJIADO

KAJIADO WEST​​ 

KISAMIS

 

 

 

KAKAMEGA

KAKAMEGA SOUTH​​ 

MALINYA STADIUM

 

 

 

KERICHO

SOIN/SIGOWET​​ 

CHEPKEMEL

 

 

 

KIAMBU

KIAMBU EAST​​ 

KIAMBU

 

 

 

KILIFI

MALINDI

MALINDI

 

 

 

KITUI

MWINGI CENTRAL​​ 

MUSILA GARDENS

 

 

 

MACHAKOS

MWALA​​ 

MAKUTANO

 

 

 

MAKUENI

KATHONZWENI

KATHONZWENI

 

 

 

MANDERA​​ 

MANDERA CENTRAL​​ 

DEB PRI SCH

 

 

 

MARSABIT

MARSABIT SOUTH​​ 

LAISAMIS

 

 

 

MERU

TIGANIA EAST​​ 

MURIRI STADIUM

 

 

 

MIGORI

URIRI

URIRI

 

 

 

MOMBASA

LIKONI

LIKONI

 

 

 

NAKURU

NAKURU EAST​​ 

AFRAHA STADIUM

 

 

 

NYAMIRA

MANGA

MANGA

 

 

 

NYANDARUA

KINANGOP​​ 

NJAMBINI

 

 

 

NYANDARUA NORTH​​ 

NDARAGUA PRI SCH

 

 

 

TRANS-NZOIA

TRANS-NZOIA WEST​​ 

KITALE STADIUM

 

 

 

VIHIGA

HAMISI​​ 

HAMISI STADIUM

 

 

 

WAJIR

BUNA​​ 

BUNA SUB COUNTY HQs GROUND

 

 

 

WAJIR SOUTH​​ 

LEHELEY

 

 

 

To see full KDF Recruitment advert in pdf form check out below;

Download (PDF, 84KB)

Ministry of Defense has cautioned that bribery and other acts of corruption are against the law. All persons presenting themselves for recruitment purposes with fake/falsified documents or caught engaging in any corrupt activity shall be arrested and prosecuted. If you accept to be conned, you will lose your money or property and go to jail; it has happened to many citizens during past recruitments.

Do not waste your money and risk imprisonment; NO ONE can influence the recruitment process. Report any suspicious activities to the nearest Police Station or a Military Camp. KDF recruitment is absolutely FREE TO ALL.

For more information visit www.mod.go.ke / Twitter @kdfinfo

 

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