KDF Recruitment 2022/2023

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KDF Recruitment 2022/2023
KDF Recruitment 2022/2023

KDF recruitment 2022 is the process of actively seeking out, finding and hiring candidates for a joining the Kenyan Defense Force. 

If you want to join the Kenyan Defence Force, this is the place to be. Here you will find instructions on how to join the KDF, the criteria for joining the KDF, important dates in the KDF’s recruitment process, and everything else you need to know before beginning the application process.


The Kenya Defence Forces 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 stipulated, in Article 241 of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya; it is governed by the KDF Act of 2012.

KDF Recruitment 2022/2023
KDF Recruitment 2022/2023


KDF Recruitment 2022 general condition

  1. Recruits/ Service Men 

Candidates who want to enlist as recruits in the Kenya Defense Forces must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Must be of age between 18 and 26 years old.
  • A minimum of mean grade D (Plain) in KCSE.
    • Must be medically fit.
    • Must have no criminal record.
    • A minimum height of 5 ft 3 in. (5’3”).
    • Minimum Weight:
      (a) Men – 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
      (b) Women – 50 Kg (110 lb).
    • Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.
    • General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets

The following qualifications must be met by applicants who want to enlist as cadets in the Kenya Defense Forces:

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen with no dual citizenship
  • Must be in possession of a valid Kenyan National Identity Card
    • Eligible applicant must be of age between 18 and 26 years old
    • Must be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
    • Applicants must have no criminal record.
    • Minimum Height:
      • (a) Men, 1.60m (5ft 3in).
      • (b) Women 1.52m (5ft)
    • Minimum Weight
      • (a) Men, 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
      • (b) Women, 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
  • Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.

How to Apply for KDF Recruitment 2022/2023

Follow the steps below to apply for a position in the Kenya Defence Forces in 2022-2023.

  • Visit the www.mod.go.ke job application website.
  • Visit the careers page and review the application procedures.
  • Choose the position for which you want to apply, enter accurate information in the space provided, and upload all required documents.
  • Recheck your information, and then submit it if everything is correct.
    Only those who have passed the qualifying exams will be interviewed, and their qualifications will be scrutinized (Candidates are to come with their original acknowledgement slips printed online).

NB: Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email or SMS once the selection process is complete.

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When do applications for KDF Recruitment 2022 open?

The application form for a variety of open roles will be made available soon.

Please be advised that the recruiting dates for 2022 have not yet been made public by the KDF. The Ministry of Defence will publish dates for recruitment in local newspapers, on its website, and on social media.

KDF warned members of public against bribery in an exercise seeking to recruit servicemen/women, tradesmen/women and constables.

For more information visits: https://mod.go.ke

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