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If you Want to Join KDF you Should Have The Following Academic Qualifications


If one would wish to join Kenya Defence Forces, you should think of academic qualifications, depending on your area of interest.

 

The Following are minimum qualifications for KDF differ positions.

 

(1) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets.

Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one (1) Science subject.

The training period for this category will cover three (3) years leading to a BSc degree in Defence and Security Studies upon completion.

 

(2) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadet Graduate Degree Holders.

Must hold the minimum requirement to qualify as GSO Cadet in Para 3.b. (1) above and be a Bachelor’s degree holder from a recognized University/Institution.
The training period for this category will be fifteen (15) months.

(3) Specialist Officers.

Must hold the minimum requirement to qualify as GSO Cadet in Para 3.b. (1) above except for Chaplains/Imams who must hold a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) in KCSE.

Must be a degree holder from a recognized University/Institution and be registered with a regulatory/statutory body where applicable in any of the disciplines listed at Para 4.c.
The training period for Specialist Officers will be six (6) months.

(4) Service Members (General Duty) Recruits.

Must hold a minimum mean grade of D (Plain) in KCSE.

 

(5) Tradesmen/women.

Prospective candidates willing to apply must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below:

 

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

(b) Certificate. A minimum mean grade of D+ (Plus) in KCSE and either a relevant Certificate with Government Trade Test Grade II or Craft II from a recognized institution.

 

(c) National Youth Service (NYS) trained Technicians or Artisans who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the KDF will conduct recruitment of potential National Youth Service (NYS) personnel from 18 to 22 September, 2023 at Embakasi Garrison, Nairobi.

 

Candidates who have completed NYS training and meet the prescribed KDF recruitment criteria are to present themselves for consideration. Candidates with the following technical qualifications have added advantage: Plant Mechanics, Plant Technicians, Plant Electricians, Plant Operators General, Plumbers, Masonry, Electricals and Electronics, Welders and Carpentry.

 

(6) Constables

(a) Be a retired Kenya Defence Forces Service Member or a retired National Youth Serviceman/woman.

(b) Be between the ages of 30 and 55 years old for retired KDF Service Members and between 35 and 45 years old for retired NYS Serviceman/woman. (c) Possess a Discharge Certificate with a minimum rating of “Very Good” in conduct. (d) Must have served for nine (9) years Color Service and retired honorably from KDF.


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