KDF Recruitment 2024/2025 Application Form

KDF Recruitment

KDF Recruitment

KDF Recruitment 2024/2025 Application Form – Are you interested in applying for the Kenya Defence Force? The recruitment for the KDF is now available to all interested candidates.

If you have interest in the KDF recruitment, you are to log into the official website of the KDF and obtain your form, but before you do that you need to have full knowledge of what you are to fill in the form, that is why this article is here to direct you.

So in this article, you find out the answers to major questions such as who is eligible to apply, application requirements, how to apply, application deadline, and other vital information.

About KDF Recruitment

The Kenyan Defence Force is a call to all Kenyans who are interested and qualified to apply for the KDF recruitment to become a member of the military of Kenya, who will render a great service to Kenyans by defending and protecting the borders of the country against external attack or aggression.

This call is for every Kenyan, you are interested, and eligible, without wasting any time, go and obtain your form now follow the guide that has been given to you in this article, and complete the application at the KDF official website. 

KDF Recruitment Application Eligibility Criteria

For you to be eligible for the KDF job recruitment, you must be a Kenyan by birth, and must be from any of the Kenyan counties below:


Nairobi Nyandarua
Mombasa Nyeri
Trans-Nzoia Kirinyaga
Uasin Gishu Murang’a
Elgeyo-Marakwet Kiambu
Nandi Turkana
Baringo Migori
Laikipia Kisii
Nakuru Nyamira
Makueni West Pokot
Embu Samburu
Kitui Kwale
Machakos Kilifi
Kericho Tana River
Bomet Lamu
Kakamega Taita Mak Taveta
Vihiga Garissa
Bungoma Wajir
Busia Mandera
Siaya Marsabit
Kisumu Isiolo
Narok Meru
Kajiado Tharaka-Nithi
Homa Bay


KDF Recruitment General Requirements

Interest applicants for the Kenya Defense Force are expected to meet the following application requirements outlined in this section.

Basic KDF Requirements

Education Requirement Any level of qualification from a recognized institution
Nationality Kenyan
Minimum Age 18-29 years old
Minimum Experience Nil
Preferred Qualification Any
Location Nationwide
Gender Male and Female
Other Requirements Computer Literacy and English proficiency


Other KDF Requirements

  • You must be a citizen of Kenya, without dual nationalities.
  • For GSO Cadets, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 26;
  • Specialized officers, must not be older than 30;
  • Chaplains must not be older than 39.
  • A minimum of A level D (plain) in the KCSE.
  • Must have a current Kenyan National Identity Card.
  • Applicants should be physically and medically healthy.
  • Applicants should not be an ex-convict.
  • Must be properly dressed
  • Pregnant female applicants are not permitted to apply
  • Minimum height: Men 1.60m (5ft 3in)
  •  Minimum weight Women 1.52m (5ft)
  • Men 54.55 kg (120lb)
  • Women 50.00 kg (110lb)

General Service Officer (GSO) requirements

  • Cadets must possess a minimum of a B (plain) score in their KCSE exams and a minimum of C+ (plus) grades in English and Math.
  • In this category, applicants are to be trained for three consecutive years, and will be awarded with  B.Sc. in military science and security studies.

Specialist Officers’ Requirements

  • A minimum of a B (plain) in their KCSE, and a minimum of C+ (plus) grades in English and Math, and a science subject.
  • Must be holder of a degree from an accredited university and be registered with a statutory organization.
  • The specialty officers’ first training duration is three months.

Servicemen/Women Requirements

  • If you are a serviceman, and you are interested in the KDF recruitment, you must meet other relevant requirements and hold at least a mean grade of D plain in KCSE.

How to Apply for KDF Recruitment

To apply for the KDF recruitment, here are the steps to follow:

  • Visit the website of the KDF
  • Log in with you email address
  • Create an account, if you are new 
  • Then log in with your account details
  • Fill out the form, with all the vital information that is required
  • Crosscheck your details 
  • Click on the submission button
  • Submit your application 


It is important to note that the KDF recruitment is not ongoing as of now. We’ll update this page once the recruitment portal is open. Also, join our WhatsApp group for more current recruitment.


KDF Recruitment Application Deadline

The deadline for the KDF recruitment application has not yet been announced and as such applicants are advised to fill out their forms and submit, them before the application deadline.


I hope that the information was helpful enough to put you through the KDF recruitment for this year. In the same spirit, please ensure you stay connected to the latest updates about the KDF recruitment.


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