Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Form

Last Updated on August 1, 2023

Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment

About Kenya Defence Forces – The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) 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 is stipulated, in Article 241 of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya; it is governed by the KDF Act of 2012. Its main mission is the defence and protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Kenya, recruitment to the KDF is done on a yearly basis. The President of Kenya is the commander-in-chief of the KDF, and the Chief of Defence Forces is the highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military adviser to the President of Kenya.

Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment 2023 Available Positions

  1. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Archivist
  2. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Education
  3. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Engineering
  4. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Environmental Science/Engineering
  5. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Finance/Business Management
  6. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Hospitality/Catering/Food Production
  7. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  8. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Mass Communication
  9. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Library
  10. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Security/Disaster Management
  11. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets- Social Work
  12. Specialist Officers- Chaplaincy
  13. Specialist Officers- Education Officer
  14. Specialist Officers- Engineers
  15. Specialist Officers- Carpentry
  16. Specialist Officers- Catering
  17. Specialist Officers- Electrical
  18. Specialist Officers- Plant/Crane Operator
  19. Specialist Officers- Plumbers
  20. Specialist Officers- Tailors
  21. Specialist Officers- Vehicle Mechanics
  22. Specialist Officers- Welder/Fabricators/Fitters General
  23. Specialist Officers- Service Members (General Duty) Recruits
  24. Tradesmen/Women- Band/Music
  25. Tradesmen/Women: Catechists/Maalims
  26. Tradesmen/Women: Education
  27. Tradesmen/Women: Engineering
  28. Tradesmen/Women: Information and Communications Technology
  29. Tradesmen/Women: Mass Communication
  30. Tradesmen/Women: Medical
  31. Tradesmen/Women: Paralegal
  32. Tradesmen/Women: Security/Disaster Management
  33. Tradesmen/Women: Sports Management
  34. Artisans- Automotive Electrician

Method of Application

WARNING. The Kenya Defence Forces recruitment drive is FREE TO ALL eligible candidates. Members of the public are warned against engaging in malpractices with a view to ‘influence’ the recruitment process and are encouraged to report any suspicious activities or characters to the nearest Police Station or Military Camp or call the following Hotline numbers: 0726419706/0726419709. Bribery and other acts of corruption are against the law and any one suspected of being culpable of such, will be arrested and prosecuted in a court of law. KDF recruitment is absolutely FREE TO ALL.

Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of Recruitment and during the entire duration of training.
Medical. Candidates must be medically fit and skin must be healthy devoid of large or deep scars and tattoos.

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

All interested candidates for Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women vacancies MUST apply online, visit: to submit your application( FROM 30/07/2023 ).

Application Form

The deadline for applications for these categories is 20th August2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified through the print media between 17th to 24th September 2023. NOTE: All applications will be received online.

The KDF Recruiting Teams consisting of the Kenya Army, the Kenya Air Force and the Kenya Navy will be visiting the Recruitment Centres on dates as indicated below to recruit General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets, General Service Officer Cadets – Graduate degree holders, General Duty Recruits and Defence Forces Constabulary:(Kenya Defence Forces Verified accounts only).

For more information visit: ADVERT STARTER AUGUST 2023.pdf

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