Servicemen & Women Job Kenya Defence Forces

The Kenya Defence Forces is pleased to announce to the general public the recruitment of Servicemen/women, Tradesmen/women and Constables which is scheduled to take place from 19 November to 19 December 2018 at various centres countrywide. Prospective candidates willing to join Kenya Defence Forces must satisfy the set conditions and requirements.

Bribery and other acts of corruption are against the law. All persons presenting themselves for recruitment purposes with fake/falsified documents or caught engaging in any corrupt activity shall be arrested and prosecuted. If you accept to be conned, you will lose your money or property and go to jail; it has happened to many citizens during last recruitment.

Do not waste your money and risk imprisonment; NO ONE can influence the recruitment process. Report any suspicious conmen to the nearest police station or a military camp. KDF recruitment is absolutely FREE TO ALL.

The public is further notified that recruitment is ONLY conducted at the advertised recruitment centres countrywide during daytime before 1800 hrs (6pm) on weekdays only. Successful candidates will be issued with calling letters at the recruitment centres by the Senior Recruiting Officers.

Any person purporting to recruit or issue an alleged calling letter away from a recruitment centre is a con person.

The KDF Recruiting Teams consisting of the Kenya Army, Kenya Air Force and Kenya Navy will be visiting the recruiting centres to recruit Servicemen/women and Defence Forces Constabularies on dates and venues indicated.


  • Must be Kenyan citizens and should not have dual citizenship.
  • Between 18 and 26 years old.
  • Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Minimum Height: Men: 1.60 m (5ft 3in) and Women: 1.52 m (5ft).
  • Minimum Weight: Men: 54.55 Kg (120 lb) and Women: 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
  • Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.
  • A minimum of mean grade D (plain) in KCSE for the general recruits.

How to Apply

For a full list of the recruitment centers and dates check out the daily newspapers or the Ministry of Defence website.

Recruitment will happen between 19/11/2018 and 19/12/2018

All potential candidates reporting to the recruitment centers should come from the sub counties/divisions of their respective counties or districts. They should also bring with them current original National Identity card and academic certificates/testimonials. Photocopies/scanned ID cards and police abstracts will not be accepted.