KDF Announces Dates for Massive Recruitment

  • The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, announced the dates for the mass recruitment of general service cadets.

    According to the Ministry of Defence website, KDF recruiting teams consisting of the Army, Air Force and the Navy would visit the recruiting centres situated in county headquarters.

    The recruitment process will take place between October 28, 2019, and October 30, 2019, with candidates availing themselves at the recruitment centres.

    A candidate being checked by a KDF officer during recruitment in 2018. Photo: Daily Nation.

    Prospective candidates that wish to join KDF would be required to be first, Kenyan citizens with no dual citizenship.

    KDF also mentioned that the candidates should be in possession of a valid ID with four copies of the same being required during recruitment. 

    General service officers, general duty recruits and tradesmen and women will be required to be between the ages of 18 and 26.

    Only physically and medically fit candidates with no criminal record will be considered during the recruitment process.

    A minimum height of 1.60 meters for men and 1.52 meters for women will be another factor used in picking potential cadets.

    KDF also announced that female candidates must not be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.

    Candidates must also hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with at least C+ in English, Mathematics and one science subject for GSOs.

    The training will take a minimum of three years with successful recruits getting a BSc in Military Science and Security Studies.

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    Below are the recruitment dates for the respective counties and recruitment centres 

    1. Date          County Recruitment Center  

    2. 28 Oct 19 Baringo Kabarnet Show Ground

    3. 28 Oct 19 Bomet Bomet Stadium 

    4. 28 Oct 19 Busia Busia Stadium

    5. 28 Oct 19 Isiolo Isiolo Stadium 

    6. 28 Oct 19 Kericho Green Stadium 

    7. 28 Oct 19 Kiambu Kirigithi Stadium 

    8. 28 Oct 19 Kisumu Kisumu Stadium 

    9. 28 Oct 19 Kitui Kitui Show Ground

    10. 28 Oct 19 Kwale Kwale Stadium

    11. 28 Oct 19 Laikipia Nanyuki Stadium 

    12. 28 Oct 19 Lamu Amu Island (Kibaki Grounds) 

    13. 28 Oct 19 Machakos Machakos Stadium 

    14. 28 Oct 19 Migori Migori Stadium 

    15. 28 Oct 19 Muranga Ihura Stadium 

    16. 28 Oct 19 Nakuru Afraha Stadium 

    17. 28 Oct 19 Nyandarua Ol’ Kalou

    18. 28 Oct 19 Taita/Taveta Mwatate (Kenyatta High School Grounds) 

    19. 28 Oct 19 Tharaka Nithi Kathwana 

    20. 28 Oct 19 Trans Nzoia Kenyatta Stadium

    21. 28 Oct 19 Turkana Lodwar

    22. 28 Oct 19 Uasin Gishu 64 Stadium

    23. 28 Oct 19 Vihiga Mbale (Kidundu Stadium)

    24. 28 Oct 19 Wajir Wajir Stadium 

    25. 28 Oct 19 West Pokot Kapenguria 

    26. 30 Oct 19 Bungoma Kanduyi Stadium

    27. 30 Oct 19 Elgeyo/Marakwet Iten Stadium

    28. 30 Oct 19 Embu Moi Stadium 

    29. 30 Oct 19 Garissa Garissa TTC Grounds

    30. 30 Oct 19 Homa Bay Homa Bay Stadium 

    31. 30 Oct 19 Kajiado KCB Grounds 

    32. 30 Oct 19 Kakamega Bukhungu Stadium

    33. 30 Oct 19 Kilifi Alaskan Grounds

    34. 30 Oct 19 Kirinyaga Kerugoya Stadium

    35. 30 Oct 19 Kisii Kisii Stadium

    36. 30 Oct 19 Makueni Wote

    37. 30 Oct 19 Mandera Moi Stadium

    38. 30 Oct 19 Marsabit Marsabit Stadium

    39. 30 Oct 19 Meru Kinoru Stadium

    40. 30 Oct 19 Mombasa Tononoka Grounds 

    41. 30 Oct 19 Nairobi MISC (Kasarani)

    42. 30 Oct 19 Nandi Kipchoge Stadium 

    43. 30 Oct 19 Narok Narok Stadium

    44. 30 Oct 19 Nyamira Nyamira Stadium

    45.  30 Oct 19 Nyeri Ruringu Stadium

    46.  30 Oct 19 Samburu Maralal Stadium

    47.  30 Oct 19 Siaya Siaya MTC Grounds

    48.  30 Oct 19 Tana River Hola Stadium

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