The prospective candidates willing to join the Kenya Defence Forces MUST meet the following conditions and academic qualifications:

  • General Conditions
    • Be a Kenyan citizen.
    • Be in possession of a valid Kenyan National Identity Card (ID). Additionally; four (4) copies of National Identity Card and PIN Certificate will be required.
    • Be within the following age brackets:
  • Between 18 and 26 years for GSO Cadets and General Duty Recruits.
  • Not above 30 years of age for Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women with Certificate/Government Trade Test.
  • Not above 39 years of age for Chaplains/Imams and Medical Consultants.
    • Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
    • Have no criminal record.
    • Minimum Height:
      • Men 60m (5ft 3in).
      • Women 52m (5ft).
    • Minimum Weight:
      • Men 54.55 Kg (120 lb)..
      • Women 50.00 Kg (110 lb)..
    • Body Mass Index (BMI) MUST be below 30.
  • Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.

    Plant/Crane Operator. Must hold a Craft/Certificate in Plant Operations

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