The Ministry of Defence has officially concluded the 2023 Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) nationwide recruitment exercise.
The recruitment drive commenced on August 28 and closed on September 8.
In a statement released last Friday, Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lt. Gen. JM Mwangi revealed that KDF recruiting teams diligently covered 374 recruitment centers spread across 47 counties in Kenya.
The recruitment effort succeeded as they enlisted qualified Kenyan citizens across various categories, including General Service Officer Cadets, Graduate General Service Officer Cadets, and General Duty Recruits.
Lt. Gen. Mwangi expressed gratitude to all the young individuals who participated in the recruitment process, acknowledging their presence as a resounding display of patriotism and a strong desire to serve the nation.
He congratulated those who successfully secured positions, inviting them to join in fulfilling KDF’s constitutional mission.
He also commended those who did not secure placements, applauding their courage and competitive spirit while encouraging them to persevere in seeking other opportunities.
Mwangi appreciated various stakeholders, including security agencies, ethics and anti-corruption bodies, the media, and the general public for their valuable contributions.
For candidates shortlisted under the Specialist Officer Cadets and Artisans or Tradesmen and Women categories, official notifications will be issued through the Ministry of Defence’s official website and mainstream media channels between September 17 and 24, 2023.
Additionally, those eligible for the ex-National Youth Service category must report to Embakasi Garrison in Nairobi County on September 18, 2023, for interview proceedings.
Potential Defence Forces Constables category candidates must report to Kahawa Garrison in Nairobi for interviews scheduled for November 27, 2023.