Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment

On Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Ministry of Defence

Recruitment of Trades Members into the Defence Forces
The Kenya Defence Forces is pleased to announce to the general public that there will be a recruitment of trades members soon.

Prospective candidates wishing to apply must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below.

1. Conditions

a. Must be Kenyan citizens.
b. Age: Between 18 and 26 years old.
c. Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
d. Have no criminal record.
e. Minimum Height: 5 ft 3 in. (5’3”).
f. Minimum Weight:
(1) Men: 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
(2) Women: 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
g. Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training.
h. Education:
(1) 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.
(2) Artisans: A minimum of mean grade D+ (Plus) in KCSE and either a relevant certificate with Government Trade Test Grade III or Craft III from a recognized Institution.
2. Vacancies
A. Technicians
(1) Community Health Nursing (Kenya Registered Community Health Nurses)
(2) Health Records and Information Technology
(3) Counseling Psychology
(4) Optometry
(5) Social Work
(6) Physiotherapy
(7) Medical Imaging Sciences
(8) Orthopaedic Technology
(9) Control and Automation
(10) Instrumentation and Control
(11) Electronics Engineering
(12) Electrical Engineering (Power Option)
(13) Airframes and Engines
(14) Aeronautical Engineering (Airframes & Engines)
(15) Aeronautical Engineering (Avionics)
(16) Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
(17) Telecommunication Engineering
(18) Architecture
(19) Civil Engineering or Building and Construction Engineering
(20) Quantity Surveying
(21) Surveying (Land Surveying/Cartography/Map Reproduction/Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing/GIS)
(22) Civil and Structural Engineering
(23) Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
(24) Law (should be qualified & licensed process servers)
(25) Hospitality Management
(26) Meteorology
(27) Education (Physical and Health Education (PE))
B. Artisans
(1) Plant Operators
(2) Welding/Fitter
(3) Carpentry and Joinery
(4) Fitter General
(5) Drivers
(6) Masonry and/or Brick Laying
(7) Plumbing
(8) Tailoring
(9) Metal Workers
(10) Painting and Sign Writing
(11) Photography
3. Clear photocopies of relevant academic certificates and national ID card must accompany the application and be addressed to the:
Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces
(Personnel and Logistics)
Ministry of Defence
Defence Headquarters
Ulinzi House
P.O. Box 40668
Nairobi – 00100
Telegrams: “DEFENCE” Nairobi Defence Headquarters
Tel No.: +254-20-2721100 Ulinzi House
Fax No.: +254-20-2725854
so as to reach him on or before 23rd August 2013.
Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified through the print media between 07th and 12th October 2013.
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  1. I congraturate u for posting dairy jobs because you are helping us to know how and where to get job depeding on our accademic qualifications.Keep it up and continue doing the same ili kila mtu aweze kupata kazi.

  2. hello there, to start with can i send my application through email? another thing am a plant mechanic gradute and i did not see it on the list of trades that u listed earlier. is it needed really?

  3. How can i apply this vaccancy in health records and information technology

  4. kogey says:

    Thankz for give us hope may u continuing with the same spirit,actually am specializing in the field of imaging science ope I wll be get achance to serve my people.hope they give out fair chance during recruitiment

  5. joseph N. Muiruri says:

    kdf thanks for publishing job vacancies to the public and i hope more opportunities will be created for more kenyans like me who really need jobs.

  6. Isaac kamau says:

    Thanks for ur adverts.i hold a diploma in mechanical engneering plant and i am looking forward for your consideration.

  7. Too k. Jonah says:

    Thnx KDF for your transparency and kindness.

  8. Cosmas wanyonyi says:

    Hi ,am a registered medical lab officer by the KMLTTB board, do i suit anywhere? Thank you.

  9. ERIC MATARA says:

    THEX KDF for your transparency iam able to operate acomputer ihave all certificate can i able to be concidered my no 0755222723

  10. Lawrence mutinda:thankx KDF officerz ez whole. says:

    Am specialist in mechanical engineering production option.Qoulifyed in dha rest of ua reqourement.Hop to be granded opptunity to meet my dreamz of been kdf officer serving my nation.Already applied.Thankx all memberx of staff ed who ever else responsible.

  11. tanya ekal says:

    thats cool bt we still r waitin to know when the service men will b reckruited

  12. Duncan says:

    Hey I have a degree in biochemistry can I qualify in the process of application.Kindly assist me.Thanks.

  13. Elnathan says:

    what about age over 30 allowed to apply?

  14. Abner Nyambariga Elkana says:

    i deed mechanical engineerng(plant obtion) am second year KIHBT and now am aplant operator part time i fisd last year same instn

  15. Joyce Onyango says:

    Thx 4 advert, kindly where are your offices i need to drop my cv


    Thanks alot for your vacanicies.I have done CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING.Am kindly requesting to be consitered.Be blessed

  17. chepkemoi gladys says:

    thank u for making us understand that there r many chances for us to get jobs in kenya.


    I hold a diploma in purchases and supplies management from the University of Nairobi.I have always wished to work in the kdf i politely request you to give me a chance.

  19. Mwachisenge Mwanyuni says:

    Assalam Alleikum, I Was So Flattered To Get Ua News From The Daily Nation On 10th August. Ihave A Driving License From A.A. Of Kenya. I Hope I Will Be Considered, Otherwise May God Bless You All The KDF Officers.

  20. Thanks for making everything public. I am 30yrs and I hold a diploma in Electrical Engeneering(power option) from NYS ENG INSTITUTE i would be glad to work with KDF to make my dreams come true. Can i apply? Kindly assist.

  21. martha oketch says:

    thanks KDF for the advert am a KRCHN applicant hoping to be granted a chance.

  22. Jacinta Karanja says:

    Hello, patiently waiting for the publication of shortlisted social workers

  23. njururi moses m says:


  24. aron okoth says:

    i have mean grade of C+ ,i have studied Healthrecords and information technology,I want to join KDF,PLEASE HELP.

  25. George Njeri says:

    KDF, am 24yrs having tried twice in Lamu, I got A.A licence & certificate, computer cert,
    Am much ready to join KDF team hence come third fourth time recruitmnts I must try till the END.

  26. Stephen Ndichu says:

    Hallo KDF.I have no other accademic ceptificate but my KCSE(D-plain).am I eligible for the recruitment.please help!

  27. Anthony Mwangangi Kilungu says:

    Hi KDF!Thanks KDF for advertising job vacancies.I am 18 years old having got an aggregate grade of C- in KCSE.I still hold a cerificate in computer packages.I hope i will be considered.

  28. Kdf u doin gud job thnx for the job posts eagerly awaitn to be shortlistd cant wait to work fo my cntry kenya

  29. kipkemoi kones says:

    thanks for the updates applicants should apply for the same and eagerly wait to be shortlisted.

  30. jacob imuse louse says:

    can one apply for a job in KDF using his/her certificates or its a requirement that one must run?

  31. Ken says:

    Helo, hope al be the lucky guy this time round. Thanks for your continued support

  32. julius maiyo kibet says:

    Nimefanya plumbing craft,grade 3 and carrentlly waiting for Grade 2 results.

  33. this is great though the worse part is that my brother was turned away because he has avein on the feet, whoo on earth do not have veins on their feet, or are the people selected are veinless?

  34. peter tongi says:

    will i be able to view the list of shortlisted candidates who applied as trades members in the kdf?

  35. Ray Okomo says:

    Thx 4 info, am waiting anxiously

  36. Karisa James. says:

    Am a qualified sign language interpreter and procurement and logistics officer….i participated in the ongoing recruitment but missed a chance due the small number of staff that were selected in ganze constituence in kilifi county…..kindly consider my application….0711317657

  37. janet kadzo says:

    did a diploma in electronics and automation,full qualified and experienced.very eager to get a chance to serve my kenya as technician in KDF.

  38. rose t. says:

    List of shortlistd plse whr can we check?

  39. boaz ondieki says:

    Okey,thanks for your time kdf. I have agornvement trade test grade III in carpently and joinely, I have tried two times in kisii.Am ready to work with kdf at any situetion and my age is 26 years with a form four Grade of D {plain} I kindly ask if I can get chance to join kdf this time round.

  40. john says:

    how can i get the list of shortlisted candidates please

  41. Cornelius says:

    I have’t seen the list of shortlisted candidates….please confirm

  42. Daniel Thaara says:

    Thanks kdf for the on going recruitment there is absolute transparency.Though for me i applied for Trades members and its past the dates they stated, is it going to take long?

  43. deborah orangi says:

    Hello kdf? tnx so much for the job opportunity for trades members you gave us, am a diploma holder in Aeronautical Engineering(avionics).when will be the shortlisting be done?

  44. MOKAYA DANIEL says:

    i have visited all the news papers from 7 Th October but i have not seen the list of shortlisted trade members.would you please advice on which news paper i can get the list

  45. joseph says:

    iam Kenya and iam aplant operator and iam interested in joining the defense forces and iam 31yrs old how can yuo assist me

  46. fridah says:

    hi.av bin waiting for the list of shortlisted it ready?

  47. Ramsey. says:

    When are you shortlisting in the print media?

  48. waiting patiently for the list of shortlisted trades members. says:

    artsan as welder

  49. lawrence mwendia says:

    waiting patiently for the list of shortlisted trades members

  50. suleiman kimani. says:

    am waiting 4 the publification of the names.when will it b out.

  51. justus kirimi says:

    am still patient about the publication of shortlisted candidates, when will it be out please??

  52. fridah says:

    cant believe i missed a chance in i wished to work with you in building the nation

  53. Joseph Mbugua says:

    Am eagerly waiting for that list. Thanx kdf for the job well done to our country.

  54. odugejack says:

    have the shortlisting been done?

  55. Locha says:

    Kdf mlituenjoy n u hd alrdy recruited ur own pple nkt..u wasted ma tym kwane 7’th na 12’th haijawahi fika..??????NKTIEST..

  56. short listed candidates says:

    am waiting 4 the publification of the names.when will it b out.

  57. Evanson says:

    how can we apply for jobs n we ware promised to b short listed by 7th and 12th of October n by now its almost a week without shortlisted people notification

  58. Caro says:

    Plz update me wen te shortlistd candidates names are out,eagerly waiting.

  59. Paul says:

    Long enough I’ve been perusing through the newspapers,name all all in kenya but nothing shortcoming in the name shortlisted kdf trademembers since 7th oct.2013 to date,kweli subira itafuta heri?


    “up to date, i do keep on searching for the shortlisted candidates for trades members interviews into KDF. please update me on this status……….”

  61. tj says:

    Any update

  62. jeremiah maina says:

    I have done CPA PART1 and 2. i am looking for account related job. i look forward for your consideration.

  63. When will be tha next recruitment

  64. Diploma in supply chain management and procurement.

  65. EDITH LUKULU says:

    I like KDF jobs.2005 KCSE-(C-),cert in special edu.I can do physiotherapy,counselling,handle people with emotional and behaviour disorders etc.PLIZ HELP ME GET ONE IN NAIROBI

  66. JOYCE M. NGOVI says:

    i have done Diploma in computerised secretarial studies xo cjui ni apply gani juu cjaona vacancy such as that, thanx for ur post, we are coming.

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