2023/2024 Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment Application Form

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Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment 2023… Do you wish to apply for the Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment 2023? If yes, then this informative article is for you. You will be given detailed information about Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment 2023, Qualification and How To Apply.

In this article, you will learn about the job description, online application, requirements, and qualifications. Interested applicants should follow the lead outline below for a successful application.

Kenya Defence Forces have been undergoing massive recruitment intake annually for the past years. We’ve received numerous requests from aspirants on various platforms yearning for legit information about the Kenya Defence Forces application form and guidelines for 2023-2024. Many applicants have been asking us questions like;

Keep reading this article as you will find answers to the above queries.

About KDF

The Kenya Defence Forces are the armed forces of the Republic of Kenya. They are made up of the Kenya Army, Kenya Navy, and Kenya Air Force. The current KDF was established, and its composition stipulated, in Article 241 of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya; it is governed by the KDF Act of 2012.

Mistake To Avoid While Applying For KDF Recruitment

A lot of people fail in many applications not because they are not qualified, but because of the numerous mistakes they make. So take note of the following:

  • Apply on time, do not wait for the deadline.
  • Do the application processes alone, don’t send anybody to avoid mistakes in your data
  • Keep yourself updated concerning the application
  • Make sure you supply all the necessary requirements
  • Take time to cross-check your details before submission.
  • Candidates are to apply for one job position, Candidates who attempt to apply multiple times will have their application disqualified
  • The online application is free.

IMPORTANT! The Kenya Defence Forces recruitment does not require you to pay any money for its application form, it is highly prohibited and anyone demanding money from you in the form of quick entrance into the KDF recruitment should be reported, KDF recruitment is totally free.

Conditions

These are the conditions for eligibility.

  • Be Kenyan citizens with no dual citizenship.
  • Be in possession of a valid Kenyan National Identity Card. Additionally, four (4) copies of the National Identity Card and Pin Certificate will be required.
  • Age – between 18 and 26 years old for GSO Cadets, General Duty Recruits, and Tradesmen/Women with Diploma and not above 39 years for Chaplains/Imams.
  • Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Minimum Height: (a) Men 1.60m (5ft 3in). (b) Women 1.52m (5ft)
  • Minimum Weight: (a) Men 54.55 Kg (120 lb). (b) Women 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
  • Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.

Key Requirements for Eligibility

These are the mandatory requirement for eligibility.

  • Must be Kenyan citizens and should not have dual citizenship.
  • Age – Between 18 and 26 years old.
  • Education – A minimum of mean grade D (Plain) in KCSE.
  • Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Potential candidates must turn up in appropriate running gear.
  • Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training.

(A) Minimum Education Qualification

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 initial training period for this category will cover three (3) continuous years leading to a BSc in Military Science and Security Studies on successful completion.
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 initial training period for Specialist Officers will not be less than three months.

(B) Minimum Academic Qualifications

(1) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets

  • Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one Science subject.
  • The training period for this category will cover three (3) years leading to a BSc degree in Military Science and Security Studies upon completion.

(2) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadet – Undergraduate Degree Holders

  • Must hold the minimum requirement to qualify as GSO Cadet in Para 3.b.(1) above and be a holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/ institution in any of the disciplines listed at Para 4.b.
  • The training period for this category will be eleven (11) months.

(3) Specialist Officers

  • Must hold the minimum requirement to qualify as GSO Cadet in Para 3.b.(1) above except for Chaplains/Imaams who must hold a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) in KCSE
  • Must be a holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/institution and be registered with a regulatory/statutory body were applicable in any of the disciplines listed at Para 4.c.
  • The training period for Specialist Officers will be six (6) months.

(4) Servicemen/women (General Duty) Recruits

  • Must hold a minimum mean grade of D (plain) in KCSE.

(5) 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 (Plus) in KCSE and either a relevant certificate with Government Trade Test Grade II or Craft II from a recognized institution.
  • National Youth Service (NYS) trained Technicians or Artisans who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply.

(6) 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 nine (9) years Colour Service and retired honourably from KDF.

When Is The Next Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment?

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers is scheduled to take place in the months of August, September and October.

IMPORTANT! The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Application Form 2023 is not yet out online, DISREGARD any form of advert you come across. This page will be updated immediately after the form is out.

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  1. Elisa okwara says:

    Thanks for the information I will be there in the. Next recruitment

  2. Maggy Ewoi says:

    Thanks for the information.

  3. Steve Odhiambo says:

    Very informative.

  4. mildred nekesa says:

    Thank you very much for enlightening us.

  5. Alex says:

    Thanks for ur information

  6. Mark Mwendwa says:

    I want this.

  7. PATRICK PASUA KISHIL says:

    Interested

  8. Ms kipchumba says:

    Thanks, hoping that my dream come true

  9. Emmanuel kipkosgei says:

    I am likely to be a family of the best military of Kenya

  10. Emmanuel kipkosgei says:

    I am likely to be a family of Kenya military

  11. philip barasa says:

    When is the next recruitment in 2022/2023 scheduled??.. please update

  12. Brian says:

    Thank you very much for your information

  13. Irungu Josphat Mwangi says:

    Thanks for the information delivered to me

  14. Ogal Benaisha Omondi says:

    I am willing to join kdf in the next recruitment so as to sarve and defend the nation and I am ready to undergo the trainings

  15. abdinasirabdi2@gmail.com says:

    willing to work with Kenya Defence Force.

  16. mowlid abdi2015 says:

    Thanks for the information,
    Niko tayari kuijenga taifa letu.
    pamoja twaweza.

  17. Paul okoth odhiambo says:

    Please please I’m called Paul and I’m interested in join the family of KDF please update me when the time teaches please

  18. Gilbert says:

    Hi Gilbert k. Rono iam interesting in joining kdf this year God’s willing because am capable and fitted to this job so please when time comes of recruitment please inform me

  19. joseph kariuki says:

    Thank you so much for the informaton,ready to serve and protect my country

  20. Grace says:

    Thanks very much for the information

  21. Samson Ndengu says:

    Thanks so much for lnformation, read to work with kdf

  22. Lameck mokaya kerongo says:

    I wish to join the Kenya defence force
    So much iam interested to join

  23. Joshua says:

    I’m vulnerable and mentally fit work with kdf force

  24. Kiprotich says:

    Thanks for your information I am ready to serve my country

  25. Ken Nowell says:

    Ready to work with in kenyan defense force

  26. Jamila says:

    Thanks for information
    I hoping to join in

  27. Joshua Musyoka says:

    Thanks for information

  28. Kipchumba victor kipkurui says:

    Thanks for the good updates

  29. Cyrus Rono says:

    Ready to join kdf any information update me

  30. Samwel kuria mwangi says:

    Intrerested to join

  31. Benjamin says:

    Very interested to join military family and to protect my country Kenya

  32. Amase Mercy says:

    Interested for sure , Thank you for the guidelines .

  33. Harrison Bunyolia says:

    thanks for information i wii their in next reccruitment

  34. Esmon Toroitich says:

    Thank you for your information. I’m ready to serve the country in military cadet.

  35. Julius kalama says:

    Asante kwa ujumbe naomba kuwa mmoja wao niwezee kusaidia familia

  36. Kilea Bryan mwongera says:

    Looking forward to join kdf and safeguard my country kindly keep informed

  37. Kevin kipkoech says:

    Thanks alot we are together to end…..

  38. John korir says:

    I thank you for your information and teachings

  39. Elisha Kibet says:

    really waiting for the next kdf gso cadets time.

  40. Michael Radhi Hamisi says:

    Am willing to join next year God willing.

  41. Sylvester Otieno says:

    thanks for the information keep me updated when the form is out

  42. Vincent Cheruiyot keter says:

    God willing hope I’ll get the job

  43. Brightone says:

    Thanks for your, I wish one day to be part of Kenya defenc
    e forces

  44. David mwirichia says:

    Am willing please how can i join?

  45. Maxwell mwendwa muthami says:

    I Maxwell mwendwa muthami am ready to work with Kenyans if is the God willing next year all be blessed

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