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RECRUITMENT OF SERVICEMEN/WOMEN, CONSTABULARIES & TRADESMEN/WOMEN INTO THE KENYA DEFENCE FORCES.

RECRUITMENT OF SERVICEMEN/WOMEN, CONSTABULARIES &  TRADESMEN/WOMEN INTO THE KENYA DEFENCE FORCES.

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1.The Kenya Defence Forces is pleased to announce to the general public that there
will be a recruitment of Servicemen/women, Constabularies & Tradesmen/women soon. Prospective candidates wishing to join Kenya Defence Forces must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below.

2.CORRUPTION. 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 recruitments. 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.

3.Citizens are 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 genuine calling letters at the recruitment centres by the recruitment officers. Any person purporting to recruit or issue an alleged calling letter away from a recruitment centre is likely to be conman.

4. Servicemen/Women & Constabularies

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

b. All potential candidates reporting to the recruitment centres should come from the sub counties/divisions of their respective counties & districts. They should also bring with them current original national identity card and academic  certificates/testimonials. ID photocopies/scanned and police abstracts will not be accepted. The recruitment exercise will be absolutely FREE.

5. Conditions

a. Servicemen/Women

  1. Must be Kenyan citizens.
  2. Age: Between 18 and 26 years old.
  3. Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
  4. Have no criminal record.
  5. Minimum Height: 5 ft 3 in. (5’3”).
  6. Minimum Weight:
    (a) Men: 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
    (b) Women: 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
  7. Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training.
  8. Education: A minimum of mean grade D (plain) in KCSE for the general recruits.

b. Constabularies

  1. Must be Kenyan citizens and should not have dual citizenship.
  2. Age – Below 52 years old.
  3. Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
  4. Have no criminal record.
  5. Be ex-Defence Forces Service members (Kenya Army, Kenya Air Force Kenya Navy).
  6. Possess a Discharge Certificate of minimum “Very Good” in conduct.
  7. Must have served at least a 3 or 9 years’ colour service.

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6. Tradesmen/Women
a.Prospective candidates wishing to apply must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below.

  1. Must be Kenyan citizens.
  2. Age: Between 18 and 26 years old.
  3. Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
  4. Have no criminal record.
  5. Minimum Height: 5 ft 3 in. (5’3”).
  6. Minimum Weight:
    (a) Men: 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
    (b) Women: 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
  7. Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training.
  8. Education:

(a)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.
(b) Catechist: Must have a minimum of mean grade C-(Minus) in KCSE, a Diploma in Catechetical studies from a recognized catechetical college/institute and should not be beyond 35 years of age.
(c) 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.

7. Vacancies
a. General Recruits
b. Technicians:

  1. Mechanical Engineering (Plant/ Production or Metallurgy Option)
  2. Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  3. Telecommunications Engineering
  4. Mechatronics Engineering
  5. Instrument & Control Engineering (Measurement Tech)
  6. Electrical Engineering (Power Option)
  7. Electronic Engineering
  8. Aeronautical Engineering
  9. Automotive Engineering
  10. Control and Automation
  11. Soil laboratory Technician
  12. Community Health Nursing (Kenya Registered Community Health Nurses)
  13. Clinical Medicine (Registered Clinical Officers)
  14. Health Records and Information Technology
  15. Community Oral Health
  16. Public Health Technologist
  17. Orthopedic Technician
  18. Physiotherapist
  19. Medical Engineering
  20. Medical Laboratory Technologist
  21. Dental Technologist
  22. Theatre Nurse
  23. Radiograph Technologist
  24. Occupational Therapist
  25. Psychologist
  26. Optometrist
  27. Veterinary Technicians/Pharmacist
  28. Pharmaceutical Technologist
  29. Nutritionist
  30. Food Production
  31. Catechist/Maalim
  32. Communication/IT
    – Network Engineers- CCNA
    – Systems Administrators – CISA, CEH
    – Database Administrators – SQL,MYSQL, Oracle
    – Software developer/programmer- Java, Scripting languages,VB. Net,C++
    – Forensic Analysts- Digital/Mobile Forensics
    -Finger print Technicians
    – Information Management
    – CCTV Technicians
    -Computer/Systems Support Technicians
  33. Journalism/Mass Communication
    – Video Editing
    – Graphics Design & Publishing
    – Videography & Photography
    – Librarian.
  34. GIS
    -GIS Technician
    – Cartographer
    -Print Technician

a. Artisans

  1. Masonry and/or Brick Laying
  2. Fitter General
  3. Plant Operator
  4. Metal Worker
  5. Painting & Sign Writing
  6. Archivist
  7. Music
  8. Morgue attendant
  9. Construction or Carpentry and Joinery
  10. Vehicle Mechanics
  11. Electrical Assistant

8. Clear photocopies of relevant academic certificates and national ID card of the
prospective Tradesmen/women must accompany their applications 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

so as to reach him on or before 09 th September 2015. Shortlisted Tradesmen/ women will be notified through the print media between 23th
September and 29th September 2015

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