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KDF has advertised the recruitment dates for 2018. We shall update you on 2018 KDF Recruitment List of KDF Shortlisted General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers after the Advertisement for Recruitment of General Recruits, Constabularies and Tradesmen/Women into The Kenya Defence Forces 2018 Recruitment Dates and Centres.

2020 Advertisement for Recruitment of Service Members, Constabularies and Tradesmen/women into the Kenya Defence Forces – KDF Recruitment

Below are usually the requirements for KDF Recruitment.

1. The Kenya Defence always announce to the general public when there will be a recruitment of servicemen/women, constabularies, and tradesmen/women through its official website and media. The advertisement includes the dates for the recruitment to take place and various centres countrywide for the exercise.

Prospective candidates wishing to join Kenya Defence Forces must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below.

2. Corruption.
Bribery and other acts of corruption are against the law.
All persons presenting themselves for recruitment purposes at any centre with fake/ falsified calling letters, identity cards, academic certificates etc. or caught engaging in any corrupt activity shall be arrested and prosecuted.
If you accept to be conned, you will lose your money and go to jail; it happened to many during the last recruitment.
Do not waste your money and risk imprisonment; No one can influence the recruitment process.
Report any suspicious activities/conmen to the nearest police station or a military camp. KDF recruitment is absolutely free to all.
3. Citizens are further notified that recruitment is only conducted at the advertised recruitment centres countrywide during daytime before 1800 hours (6pm) on weekdays. Successful candidates will be issued with calling letters at the recruitment centres by the recruiting officers.
Any person purporting to recruit or issue an alleged calling letter away from a recruitment centre will be doing so fraudulently.
4. Recruitment of General Recruits and Constabularies
a. The KDF Recruiting Teams consisting of Kenya Army, Kenya Air Force, Kenya Navy and Defence Forces Constabulary will be visiting the recruiting centres as indicated below to recruit Servicemen/ Women, Defence Forces Constabularies on dates indicated.
b. All potential candidates reporting to the recruitment centres should come from the sub counties/ divisions of their respective counties and districts.
They should also bring with them current original national identity card and academic certificates/ testimonials.
ID photocopies/ scanned and police abstract will not be accepted.
The recruitment exercise will be absolutely Free.

C. Conditions for Servicemen/women

(1) Must be Kenyan citizens.
(2) Age: Between 18 and 26 years old.
(3) Be physically and mentally fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
(4) Have no criminal record.
(5) Minimum Height:
(a) Men 1.60m (5ft 3in).
(b) Women 1.52m (5ft)
(6) Minimum weight:
(a) Men: 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
(b) Women: 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
7. Female candidates must Not be pregnant at recruitment and during training.
8. Education: A minimum of mean grade D (plain) in KCSE for the general recruits.
Tradesmen / Women
a. Prospective candidates wishing to apply must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below.
(1) Must be Kenyan citizens.
(2) Age: Between 18 and 26 years old.
(3) Be physically and mentally fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
(4) Have no criminal record.
(5) Minimum Height:
(a) Men 1.60m (5ft 3in).
(b) Women 1.52m (5ft)
(6) Minimum weight:
(c) Men: 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
(d) Women: 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
(7) Female candidates must Not be pregnant at recruitment and during training.
(1) Education – Qualifications & Requirements:
(a) Technicians:
A minimum of mean grade C (plain) in KCSE, a relevant Diploma or above from a recognized Institution and be a registered with the relevant statutory bodies, where applicable,
(b) Catechist:
Must have a minimum of C – (minus) in KCSE, a Diploma in Catechetical studies from a recognized catechetical college/ institute and should not be beyond 35 years of age.
(c) Artisans:
A minimum of mean grade D + (plus) in KCSE and either a relevant certificate with Government Trade Test Grade II or Craft II from a recognized Institution.

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hello can a D- join the kenya army?


nt realy

francis mwiti mutema

I managed to get D- ,but i have done plant operator/mechanics from NYS and I would like to join kdf, am totally orphan so help mi please


Am Paul Kamau, asking or a D-day student can join KDF

peter saul

pray ur God u might get it its lucky just try.


Am so interested to join this military but I’ve one problem that…that in my education level will not allow me, i join my high school up to form three and fail to complete due to luck of fee advice pliz.
100% i can fit this all. Kindly advice thank you.

simon kamaa

Go back to school first….its not too late


I have the sports. in may legs I’d it a big problem


My husband finished four some yrs down the line, he’s 28 yrs old and he wants to be acadet. Has a B+


he can apply for cadet mostly advertised on august/September


I did My KCSE 2012 where I managed C. plain but the time I go for recruitment only 4 people are selected of which I guess there’s fraud . As am totally tired of it can it this time be fair to very marginalized families who can’t afford even a cup of water during the day of recruitment like me?

Wallace okello

Keep on trying your chance is there

jacinta gacheri

can I get other means to join kdf rather than going in the field?

Aoro Kennedy Onyango

2018 will be my fourth time to try this getting into KDF bt l love this job…hope God will have mercy on me…God bless KDF


Am a old kcpe candidate in 2002, & I love this job so much, can I get only one chance?


have tried 3 times now from 2014 unsuccessful. I feel tired

Stephen miriri

do you use online applications so that I can fill online forms?if there is a link please send it to through my email

marenga davies

I did my kcse last year and have dreamt of joining kdf because of my love towards it my almighty God help me to be selected long live kdf

salim aswan

Thanks,all be joinng you in 2018..God bless Kenya_God protect KDF

Justus keya

Kindly may I know the dates for the recruitment

wazir muhindi

my pleasure is to join the KDF forces.and for me I believe one day I’ll be able to work with my other men’s and women of the Kenya defence forces.2018 it will be now my fourth time but I ll give up because I love career and its my dream job.thanks and God bless every soldier and all people at large

Kevin Otieno

I have been trying severally but i will never be tired of trying God’s time is the best.


I have A diploma in Electrical Engineering power-option, will it give me an advantage?


am 22 yrs intrested to join kdf department,and i have all required documents,also being treined paramilitary treining in National Youth Sarvice.now on my seccond pillar and wishing to join KDF kindly give me the way forwad.Thenk you.


Kdf is all i wish in m’y life av all the qualifications needed but i dont the exact dates for recruitment…..help me please

Kipkorir Jeremiah Bett

I did my KCSE on 2016,and I managed to get D- due to some fee problem,actually I real like to become a KDF millitant for us to staplised sécurité, peace and love in our country Kenya.my payer si to become à KDF, so help me For.

Teddy Simiyu

I love the job with passion,my dream is to join the kdf team, have tried several times but beard no fruits,I did my kcse 2013 and managed to get a D (plain) am now 24yrs old only 2yrs remaining where my dream will be off, I come from a poor family,kindly give me way foward because when I’ll go for the coming recruitment still I’ll not manage, am 6ft height, weight 70kgs, I dnt know the problem.Regards kdf Kenya, one nation

Omondi Elly

Am good at allacademically and physically fit but my problem is that i love this job and hav tried it fir the last 5yrs sijafaulu.nw am 28yrs could i get achance this tym round au la help m.

stephen kaamau

i did my KCSE in 2015 and managed to get a D(plain)..to join KDF is my long time prayer since High School.
please consider my request and be my destiny connector and let my dream came true.thank you

Justus keya

Hi,,kindly may I know the date for recruitme


I have tried very many times but I would not lose hope


pole, don’t lose hope, i will be trying 4 the 1st tyme. what tyme shld we be at the recruit centre?


This is my first time to try let me see I might be lucky,,

ernest rotich

iam rotich qualify in all aspect as KDF but they disqulified me last year iam 21years old with a grade of B in my o-level physically fit aki someone help me to join this year am from trans-nzoia county.

Bramwel lunalo

Love the work and i will like to join plis


I love this job but my left hand is broken 24yrs back what can I do ?

joan mwangi

my brother completed form four last year…managed a D plain and he really want to be a KDF or even a Kenya army so I may inform him hopping he will qualify….


God willing I believe I can

Vincent mauti Angasa

am 36 yrs,but very much interested to serve my dear country in this military being having D+ could possible for me please contact me.


I got a D- in my KCSE and I want to join this KDF job it’s my favorite one I really love this job


I am interest with military but a have one problem my id is problem and have already finish KCSE in 2017


God does everything with a reason do not afflict your unsuccessful ,God will give what it belong to u, whoever works faithfully God rewards him or her,officers be faith full,God will bless you so much.


Nice one there Dominic


I tried my luck on 2016 at mandera I didn’t succed. I’m hoping to try my luck this tym also


am interested to my country as a kdf attained kcse on 2014


I did my kcse in 2013 and my aim was to go and join kdf but everytime i try i never got a chance to join can i join this round

Danvas Misiani Nyabuto

I am from national youth service and I want to join kdf to continue serving my country

Velix Nyambane

what am in a college diploma level not yet to finish…will I join kdf there after I continue with my studies later after the training?

james mathenge

I always interested with kdf in my country

david kaene otwane

my most fantastic job id kdf since iwas young iha
ve loved so much ihave tried threes this hope this year God will bless me to join .God bless kdf

wiclife kipkosgei

i am interest i had mean grade of D+ last year and i am good in athletic but i don’t have certificate of good conduct and birth certificate only can i qualifie?

amos mogaka

I got a B plain currently am a university student but dream is becoming am Army soldier . height: 1.9


My dream since childish was to become a KDF,but I got a D-(minus)in KCSE.Is it possible to this job?

job luvale

l got a D
plain but l luv and admire this job so much,is education going to Cork the Gan,l think no,work is about commitment,


am 21 years old i would like to be admitted to this unit so as i serve my country and defend it as well kdf


Why do you not consider people with brown teeth and they are also kenyans…I think this idea should be ignored

stanlus kimutai

Iam interested in forces especially Kenya army who are going missions somalia


Niliipenda hii job,am 36yrs nilijaribu severally but c Ku mek,can I be given another chance.God bless KDF

retired slave

I yam 33 yrs old did kcpe in 2002 four feet three inches tall do eye kuolify

I love and like the kDF is my pray since to join the kdf i like to save my conty

lemkou kemoi wilfred

Am 21 years did k.c.s.e 2017 and managed a C- .I wish to join kdf.my prayer is to one of them this year,lemkou wilfred w.pokot county

kiprotich koskei

I av tried 2 tyms to joined kdf bt failed,or is it bcoz. I a.m apoor man by nature, everything I av surrender to our god to help me n people like me.


i completed high school in 2016 and scored a B plain…….can i join cadet