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Kenya Defence Forces KDF Starting Salary 2018

by Nabiswa

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Salaries are reviewed every four years. The harmonisation of the KDF salaries in the four-year cycle is done by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission(SRC) in conjunction with KDF for job evaluation meaning in KDF, There is no salary increment, it’s harmonisation.

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A lot of military information all over the world is always classified, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) not exceptional.
However, the amount of money Kenyan soldiers serving has been revealed
After the European Union cut its funding to AMISOM by 20 percent early this year, the mission receives €20 million (Sh224 Million) every month.
The funds are meant to pay the troops monthly stipends at $1,028 (Sh103, 828) a month.
A Kenya Defence Forces soldier, however, takes home $828 (Sh83,628) after an administration fee of $200 (Sh20,200) is deducted by the government.
What is not clear is whether the AMISOM’s earnings are separate from the usual salary soldiers receive in their respective countries.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that the salaries could go up following a recent deal between the EU and the African Union.
The EU agreed to settle Sh20 billion in troops allowances for between January-September 2016.
The mission in Somalia requires about $300 Million (Sh30.2 Billion) for its entire operations.

Ranks in Kenya Defence Force (KDF) and Salaries

According to the 2011 salary structure which excluded allowances, the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) was entitled to Sh894,897, Lieutenant-Generals receive Sh632,984 while brigadiers are paid Sh171,509.

Colonels get a monthly pay of Sh153,317,  Lt-Colonels Sh130,735, Majors Sh102,106 and Captains Sh73,182. A Corporal receives Sh32,250, Lance Corporals get Sh26,509 and Privates Sh19,941.

KDF Allowances

A new recruit can expect to earn Sh7,172. The most junior officer – a cadet – starts at Sh11,852 while an Officer Cadet who has served three years earns Sh24,520 in allowances.

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Brenda Akoth January 14, 2018 - 5:50 pm

I’m still a student I’m studying Nutrition and Dietetics and my dream is that if I graduate I would like to get a job in your place .

MJ Naibei January 14, 2018 - 11:14 pm

you’re a student of maseno university eeh?

jon January 14, 2018 - 6:21 pm

your wrong on this… private kdf goes home with foty fo k

mbogo eric munene January 14, 2018 - 6:40 pm

am interested to serve my country in kdf

david January 14, 2018 - 11:57 pm

am David ..a fourth year student moi university am currently pursing a degree in applied mathematics ..and actually am looking forward in working in any of your department..for I see it as a calling to work and serve my country In an extraordinary strategic new plans .thanks

Allan January 15, 2018 - 8:00 am

I finished my form four in the best performed boy school last year and would like to serve as a cadet officer in the Kenya Air force,, can I make it???

Eric Thuranira February 27, 2018 - 12:39 am

I’m Interested To Join Kdf This Year If Posible

Emmanuel Silale January 15, 2018 - 9:32 am

Am also interesting to serve my country KDF

Dalmus January 15, 2018 - 10:18 am

Am interested to join the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

Karwamba Naftally Muriki January 16, 2018 - 1:42 am

I am a criminologist by profession and interested in serving with the KDF.

Vincent Njera January 16, 2018 - 9:25 am

Am interested to join the Kenya Defence Force.

John kago January 16, 2018 - 9:55 am

With passion I would like to join kenya defence forces to protect our Kenya from intruders etc

joker January 16, 2018 - 10:04 am

however owns this blog can not answer any questions on behalf of kdf …he is simply a journalist doing his work like any other .if you want to consult on any issues find a friend who’s actually in the army

Amos Kiptoo January 16, 2018 - 10:12 am

am intrested to join KDF, Please help me toy join

Amos Kiptoo January 16, 2018 - 10:12 am

am intrested to join KDF, Please help me to join

Charles January 16, 2018 - 11:29 am

am interested to join Kenya defence forces

Javan okoth February 3, 2018 - 10:15 am

Am interested to serve my country

peter m njiru January 16, 2018 - 3:14 pm

am interested in kdf

james January 16, 2018 - 3:18 pm

I always like to serve my country in kdf

marion January 17, 2018 - 7:43 am

I would like to join kenya police and serve tje country

Moses Muchina January 17, 2018 - 10:13 am

am a servive man in the National Youth Service studying my Plant Mechanic course and Operations…my dream is to serve my country as a Kdf Soldier.

Mbajah Douglas January 17, 2018 - 10:57 am

I’m a student at Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture and Technology. I’m taking bachelor s of science in Development Studies. I would like to serve my country majorly through the KDF. this has been my dearest dream. would you consider me?

eric mutuma January 18, 2018 - 8:11 pm

i recentry completed highschool and am willing and dedicated to serve my country through KDF

Gilbert kimutai January 21, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Iam ready to serve my country as a KDF… Can I get it??

John January 22, 2018 - 1:25 am

It has ever been my dream to become a military officer,,,if I get the chance,,,I will patriotically defend my own country,,,, I wish anyone could just make my dream come true

charles January 23, 2018 - 1:44 pm

am charles from nakuru and intrested to join KDF please help

kelvin nderitu January 23, 2018 - 10:05 pm

Serving my county is my passion,am dead sure that i’ll join them.

Fredrick Mmbasu Barasa January 28, 2018 - 11:26 pm

I have been looking for this job since 2013 and this one is my last year to try. I do have passion with this job

Jaffersoniyahira April 4, 2018 - 3:15 pm

Interested .in forces

kiprotij cornelius February 2, 2018 - 7:47 am

it has been my dream to join kenya defence force.. and i recently completed high school, am a national champion in athletics,, will i get the chance?

Cheruyot shadrack sigei February 7, 2018 - 9:24 am

May almighty help to join Kenya defence forces because I am a dertimine to serve my world

Wanjala sam May 11, 2018 - 6:57 am

My dream is to join KDF and protect ma country.


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