KDF recruitment qualifications 2021

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General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets

Candidates wishing to join the Kenya Defence Forces as cadets must meet the following requirements.


Must be a Kenyan citizen with no dual citizenship

Must be of age between 18 and 26 years old

Must be physically and medically fit according to the KDF standards

Must have no criminal record

Must have a valid Kenyan National Identity Card

Minimum Height:

Men 1.60m (5ft 3in).

Women 1.52m (5ft)

Minimum Weight

Men 54.55 Kg (120 lb)

Women 50.00 Kg (110 lb)

Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training

Education – A minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one science subject. The initial training period for this category will cover three (3) continuous years leading to a BSc in Military Science and Security Studies on successful completion

2. Recruits/Service Members

Candidates wishing to join the Defence Forces must meet the following conditions.


Must be a Kenyan citizen

Age – Between 18 and 26 years old

Education – A minimum of mean grade D (Plain) in KCSE

Be medically fit

Have no criminal record

Minimum Height – 5 ft 3 in. (5’3”)

Minimum Weight:

Men – 54.55 Kg (120 lb)

Women – 50 Kg (110 lb)

Women candidates must NOT be pregnant

3. Constabularies

Candidates wishing to join the Defence Forces Constabulary must satisfy the following requirements.


Must be a Kenyan citizen

Age – Between 30 and 49 years old

Be medically fit

Have no criminal record

Be ex-Defence Forces Servicemen/Women (Kenya Army, Kenya Air Force or Kenya Navy)

Possess a Discharge Certificate of minimum “Very Good”

Must have served at least a 3 or 9 years’ colour service

Must be in possession of a valid National Identity card

4. Tradesmen/women, trades members

Candidates wishing to join the Kenya Defence Forces as Tradesmen/women/trades members must meet the following requirements.


Must be Kenyan citizen and should not have dual citizenship

Age – 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)

Women: 1.52 m (5ft)

Minimum Weight:

Men: 54.55 Kg (120 lb)

Women: 50.00 Kg (110 lb)

Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training

 Education:

Technicians – A minimum of mean grade C (Plain) in KCSE, a relevant Diploma or above from a recognized Institution and be registered with the relevant statutory bodies, where applicable

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

5. Specialists

Suitable qualified civilians who wish to join the Kenya Defence Forces as specialists. Must meet the following requirements.


Age – Between 18 and 30 years old

Education – A minimum of mean grade B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one science subject, and an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/Institution. The initial training period for Specialist Officers will not be less than three months

Experience – Minimum of two (2) years’ working experience

Registration – Must be registered with the relevant statutory body, where applicable

Requirements for fields of specialty:

Medical Officers – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and be registered with Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB)

Dentists – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery and be registered with Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB)

Nurses – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK)

Medical Laboratory Officers – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences and be registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)

Education Officers – Must be graduates from a recognized University with at least a Bachelor of Education or Arts or Science degree and a post graduate diploma in education with at least two (2) years’ working experience and be registered with Teachers Service Commission (TSC)

Applied Mathematicians – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

Clinical/Counselling Psychologists – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree in Counselling Psychology or Msc in Clinical Psychology

Computer Science/Information Technologists – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or in Information Technology with at least two (2) years working experience

Forensic Investigators (Cyber Security) – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science / Computer Forensic Science

Telecommunication Engineers – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication Engineering from a recognized University and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB)

Aeronautical Engineers – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from a recognized University

Statisticians – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics

Mechanical Engineers – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB)

Electrical & Electronic Engineers – Must be holder of at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from a recognized University and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB)

Instrumentation and Control Engineers – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Instrumentation and Control from a recognized University

Textile Engineers – Must be holders of at least a Bachelor of Technology degree in Textile Engineering and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB)

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