KDF 2018 Recruitment – Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment Dates and Centres

KDF 2018 Advertisement for the Recruitment of Servicemen/women, Constables & Tradesmen/women into the Kenya Defence Forces – 2018 KDF Recruitment 2018

1. The Kenya Defence Forces is pleased to announce to the general public the recruitment of Servicemen/ women, Constables & Tradesmen/women which is scheduled to take place from 12 February to 13 March 2018 at various centres countrywide.

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 Constables 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.



(1) Be a Kenyan citizen and should not have dual citizenship
(2) Be in Possession of valid Kenyan National Identity card.
(3) Be between the ages of 30 and 55 years.
(4) Be ex-Kenya Defence Forces Service Member.
(5) Possess a Discharge Certificate of minimum “Very Good” in conduct.
(6) Must have served at least 3 or 9 years colour service.
(7) Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
(8) Have no criminal record.
(9) Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training.

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.

1. Vacancies:


a. General Recruits
b. Constabularies
b. Tradesmen/women:
(1) Mechanical Engineering (Plant/ Production or Metallurgy Option)
(2) Mechanical Engineering (Fabrication Technology)
(3) Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
(4) Industry (Plant Option)
(5) Quantity Survey Technician
(6) Survey (Cartographer)
(7) Structural Fabrication and Material Engineering
(8) Electronics and Computer Engineering
(9) Telecommunications Engineering
(10) Mechatronics Engineering
(11) Building Construction Technology
(12) Instrument and Control Engineering (Measurement Tech)
(13) Electrical and Electronics – Electronics or Telecoms Option
(14 ) Electrical Engineering
(15) Aeronautical Engineering
(16) Automotive Engineering
(17) Control and Automation
(18) Architecture
(19) Building Technology
(20) Civil Engineering
(21) Clerk of Works
(22) Information Technology and Computer Studies
(23) Finger Print Expert
(24) Journalist
(25) Community Health Nursing (Kenya Registered Community Health Nurses )
(26) Clinical Medicine (Registered Clinical Officers)
(27) Health Records and Information Technology
(28) Medical Engineering
(29) Community Health and HIV/ Aids care – HND
(30) Orthopedic Plaster Technician
(31) Psychiatric Nurse
(32) Psychotherapist
(33) Public Health Technician
(34) Psychologist
(35) Radiographer
(36) Medical Laboratory Technologist
(37) Dental Technologist
(38) Librarian
(39) Veterinary Technician
(40) Pharmaceutical Technologist
(41) Nutritionist

c. Catechist/ Imaam

d . Artisans:
(1) Masonry and / or Brick Layout
(2) Fitter General
(3) Plant Operator
(4) Architect Assistant
(5) Metal Worker
(6) Electrical Assistant
(7) Painting and Sign Writing
(8) Plant Technician
(9) Archivist
(10) Tailor
(11) Photographer
(12) Music
(13) Construction or Carpentry and Joinery
(14) Plumbing
(15) Welding and Fabrication
(16) Vehicle Mechanics
(17) Vehicle Electrician
(18) Draughtsman
(19) Videographer
(20) Video Editor

1. Clear photocopies of relevant academic certificates and national ID card of the prospective Tradesmen/ Women must accompany their applications and be addressed to the:

Assistant Chief of Defence Forces
(Personnel and Logistics)
Ministry of Defence
Defence Headquarters
Ulinzi House
P. O. Box 40668
Nairobi – 00100


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So as to reach him on or before 16th February 2018.

Short listed Tradesmen/ Women will be notified between 12th and 16th March 2018.


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  • 21/Sep/18 07:21pm

For sure am interested and willing to serve in the airforce.Then finally big up all that are in the Force

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