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KDF Recruitment 2019-2020 Dates and Centres – Kenya Defence forces

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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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103 comments

Anthony January 14, 2018 - 6:40 pm

hello can a D- join the kenya army?

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meshack January 15, 2018 - 2:36 pm

nt realy

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francis mwiti mutema January 19, 2018 - 10:01 pm

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

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PAUL KAMAU January 20, 2018 - 11:47 am

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

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peter saul February 8, 2018 - 10:49 am

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

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Francis January 14, 2018 - 7:19 pm

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.

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simon kamaa February 16, 2018 - 10:45 pm

Go back to school first….its not too late

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Jackson January 14, 2018 - 8:26 pm

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

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Doreen January 16, 2018 - 4:35 pm

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

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joshua January 31, 2018 - 1:47 pm

he can apply for cadet mostly advertised on august/September

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RICHARD January 14, 2018 - 9:24 pm

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?

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Wallace okello February 9, 2018 - 10:37 am

Keep on trying your chance is there

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jacinta gacheri January 14, 2018 - 9:34 pm

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

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Aoro Kennedy Onyango January 14, 2018 - 9:56 pm

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

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Jared January 14, 2018 - 10:20 pm

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

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kelvin January 14, 2018 - 10:22 pm

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

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Stephen miriri January 15, 2018 - 1:00 am

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

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marenga davies January 15, 2018 - 7:05 am

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

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salim aswan January 15, 2018 - 7:06 am

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

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Justus keya February 9, 2018 - 7:15 pm

Kindly may I know the dates for the recruitment

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wazir muhindi January 15, 2018 - 7:11 am

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

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Kevin Otieno January 15, 2018 - 8:41 am

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

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PAPA January 15, 2018 - 8:55 am

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

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Mallon January 15, 2018 - 11:47 am

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.

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DUNCAN AMWEYE January 31, 2018 - 8:06 pm

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

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Kipkorir Jeremiah Bett January 15, 2018 - 11:51 am

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.

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Teddy Simiyu January 15, 2018 - 12:16 pm

hello
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

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Omondi Elly January 15, 2018 - 12:20 pm

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.

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stephen kaamau January 15, 2018 - 1:12 pm

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

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Justus keya February 9, 2018 - 7:16 pm

Hi,,kindly may I know the date for recruitme

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AGUSTINE TALAM January 15, 2018 - 1:20 pm

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

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roda February 16, 2018 - 4:56 pm

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

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joel January 15, 2018 - 1:23 pm

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

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ernest rotich January 15, 2018 - 1:49 pm

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.

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Bramwel lunalo January 15, 2018 - 3:59 pm

Love the work and i will like to join plis

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Edwin January 15, 2018 - 5:17 pm

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

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joan mwangi January 15, 2018 - 5:48 pm

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….

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Robert January 15, 2018 - 7:29 pm

God willing I believe I can

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Vincent mauti Angasa January 15, 2018 - 7:38 pm

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.

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jackline January 15, 2018 - 8:56 pm

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

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Dominic January 15, 2018 - 8:59 pm

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

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Dominic January 15, 2018 - 10:38 pm

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.

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Koech March 2, 2018 - 4:16 am

Nice one there Dominic

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Abdikadir January 16, 2018 - 2:48 am

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

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Charles January 16, 2018 - 11:40 am

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

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GODFREY MAKARIO January 16, 2018 - 12:26 pm

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

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Danvas Misiani Nyabuto January 16, 2018 - 1:36 pm

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

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Velix Nyambane January 16, 2018 - 3:25 pm

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?

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james mathenge January 16, 2018 - 3:44 pm

I always interested with kdf in my country

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david kaene otwane January 16, 2018 - 5:49 pm

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

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wiclife kipkosgei January 16, 2018 - 7:26 pm

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?

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amos mogaka January 17, 2018 - 7:53 am

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

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SENIOR KANYAMAN January 17, 2018 - 9:04 am

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

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job luvale January 17, 2018 - 9:30 am

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,

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aliathman January 17, 2018 - 10:08 am

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

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kevin January 17, 2018 - 12:35 pm

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

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stanlus kimutai January 17, 2018 - 6:39 pm

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

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Maurice January 17, 2018 - 8:27 pm

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

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retired slave January 17, 2018 - 9:46 pm

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

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alex misenyieki nankudi January 17, 2018 - 11:33 pm

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

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lemkou kemoi wilfred January 18, 2018 - 10:54 am

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

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kiprotich koskei January 18, 2018 - 1:23 pm

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.

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GEORGE January 19, 2018 - 3:18 pm

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

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Charity January 22, 2018 - 10:20 am

i sat for my kcse 2016 i got a B- …..can I join cadets

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TITUS KIPKIRUI KEMBOI January 23, 2018 - 10:29 am

When is kdf cadets recruitment date please.

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ann wamaitha muchia January 23, 2018 - 3:54 pm

hello.. i was kindly asking , can a spelling error in the id, that is the sublocation name cost someone who is intersted to join the kdf during recruitment??

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irene January 23, 2018 - 9:35 pm

I finished highschool in 2011 and scored a C+,I have tried going for recruitments ever since 2012 but they say they don’t want women …am physically and mentally fit and I usually reach every level in the recruitment process however I was not lucky to go to college due to financial constraints ..please advice …I love serving my nation in any way possible

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Mark Masai January 23, 2018 - 10:01 pm

Waiting for the day…

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Kevin odhiambo January 23, 2018 - 11:06 pm

i’ll be there soon GOD willing

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Kiprotich January 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Am cable of joining army am physically a cadet only that I failed 2016 I had a D- almighty be on mah side hope MA dreams wud be fulfilled soon thnkx

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Dennis Ayiecha Onkoba January 25, 2018 - 10:48 am

Praying to almighty because I have tried my best to complete from NYS as an Operator hope God will be on my side this year to join Army Form 4 result D plain

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Franklin Ruto January 26, 2018 - 9:33 am

Hey I do love kdf that much…had a c+ in my kcse back in 2016,I would like to join kdf then direct to seminary for priesthood. Help me to achieve, I believed in you

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jennifer kashid January 29, 2018 - 2:46 pm

interested

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Derrick mwenda micheni January 31, 2018 - 7:52 am

Waiting for the day eagerly in God all things are possible

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HEZIBON MASENGELI January 31, 2018 - 9:56 pm

i would like to join kdf recruitment comming this year

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Rajab Hamza February 1, 2018 - 1:49 pm

I Am 25years Old, Completed 4m 4 In 2011 And Managed To Score Dplain, I’ve Tried KDF Severally Without Success, Oh Almighty Allah Help Me Join KDF 2018.

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Timothy Mbashio February 4, 2018 - 10:51 am

22 years now. got B- year 2013 have tried 4 times. at youth service now.. kindly help me.

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Daisy karobi February 4, 2018 - 6:35 pm

Last year I managed kuingia kwa iyo gate ya RTS just a slit mistake nkatoka aki…this year its my time.

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STEPHEN KANIARU MUNDIA February 4, 2018 - 10:03 pm

salute all our kdf soldiers,im 28 yrs,I did mi kcse in 2008 ad got d+,iv 6yrs experience in driving bce classes of vehicles with grade3 of suitability test for drivers.iv passion in job sicce childhood.pliz help mi.GOD bless all kdf.(0710617951)

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LANGAT February 4, 2018 - 10:50 pm

Hallo iam LANGAT iam looking for Kdf job since iam an orphan i completed my level of education Three years ago i managed to score D+ please consider me

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Florah February 5, 2018 - 12:24 am

Am Flora were from a humble background and i would like to join Kenya defence force 2018, I have tried several times bt I believe God’s time is the best, because after all the rectretment day the commander says you are still young know am 25years old almost 26 what will i do,just jobless and patient. Hope my request would be accepted thanks in advance and may God bless all our military force

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Edwin February 5, 2018 - 6:39 pm

What if I don’t have certificate for form and i have the one for artisan in electrical engineering wil i be able to join kdf using that one

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Kaula peter February 5, 2018 - 9:38 pm

I’m kaula Peter nd since ma childhood nimekuwa nikitamani this job and nimemaliza high school 2017 with a grade of B-,,,,and have already applied for university degree…. Can I get the job still

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Eric February 6, 2018 - 11:52 am

Dont Need This Job Again It Was All I Admired But There Is Always No Recruitment That Happens It Total Bribery I Hate Kdf Ur Corrupt

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george February 6, 2018 - 2:23 pm

Am George I would like to join kdf.. managed to score D+..am qualified plumber from recognize institutions

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Mary wanjau February 6, 2018 - 7:11 pm

Am Mary interested to join kdf though studying engineering for the time now in second year

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Virginia February 7, 2018 - 10:19 pm

Am Virginia I have tried to join 4yrs now hoping this my tummy God willing

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MOCHECHE OKERO February 9, 2018 - 3:13 pm

Am happy to be a kenyan,bdue to this i want to join KDF so that i may stand for savety of our countryKENYA

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Justus keya February 9, 2018 - 7:12 pm

Kindly may I know the dates for the recruitment

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Emmanuel Rapando February 11, 2018 - 12:13 am

Am Emmanuel Rapando, am interested in that job but am staying away from my original home.can you recruit mi from anywhere?

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brian shitungu nziya February 11, 2018 - 11:08 am

I loving the job and it has been my answer to ‘when you grow up what would you like to be? I now pray that things should not go to the east of my direction next week.

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Beth wanjiku February 13, 2018 - 11:20 am

am beth wanjiku and am interested in joining kdf where i will fight for my country Kenya …i would like you to give that chance please n God will bless you…God bless Kenya
i did my kcse 2015 where i got a D- i didn’t go anywhere…plese help ….Thank you

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Kelvin Karani February 13, 2018 - 12:38 pm

Hello. Am currently in university but I admire joining Army and be their engineer

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Stephen ndolo February 14, 2018 - 2:57 am

Am 23 got D-(minus )interested in kdf can i get a chance .

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roda February 16, 2018 - 5:00 pm

what tyme do we come at the centre?

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Rashid February 19, 2018 - 10:51 pm

Do i stand a chance to perticipate if iam 29 years old and had a certificate in criminology and forensic study

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Onesmus March 2, 2018 - 5:24 pm

Can a person who scored B- and above is he/she eligible to join kdf

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Onesmus March 2, 2018 - 5:25 pm

Can a person who scored B- and above join kdf?

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zedrick mokaya June 13, 2018 - 1:57 pm

willing to join kdf cadet at any cost i have a diploma in business information technology……….i love am willing to serve tumalize al shabab

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Eunice June 18, 2018 - 10:19 pm

I hope this Tyme round u will consider ladies

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Dan October 15, 2018 - 4:09 pm

I quite in trying and I promise not to try again. the job has wasted me a lot of time as it being done yearly and as well am getting old year and year.

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Dan fwaga October 15, 2018 - 4:14 pm

have tried enough and promising not to try again. years and time are going and will not come again.

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