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Recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets & Specialist Officers into Kenya Defence Forces 2015

The Ministry of Defence is pleased to announce the recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets & Specialist Officers into the Kenya Defence Forces for the year 2015.

Bribery and other acts of corruption are against the law. All persons presenting themselves for recruitment 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/property and be jailed; it has happened to many during last recruitments. Do not waste your money and risk imprisonment; NO ONE can influence the recruitment process. Recruitment of personnel into KDF is absolutely FREE FOR ALL KENYAN CITIZENS.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Prospective candidates who wish to apply must possess the following relevant requirements:
  • Candidates must be Kenyan citizens
  • Aged between 18-26 yrs, Should be physically and medically fit in accordance with KDF standards
  • Have no criminal record 
  • Minimum height 5ft 3in ( 5' 3" ),
  • Minimum weight for men 54.55 kg & 50 kg for women
  • Female candidates must not be pregnant

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of mean grade B (plain) in KCSE up to university degree with minimum subject grade of C+ (plus) in English, Mathematics and in any one of the Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Biology). 

Those aspiring to join KDF as GSO Cadets should note that the initial training period will cover three continuous years leading to a BSC in Military Science on completion.

Specialist Officers
A minimum of mean grade B (plain) in KCSE and an undergraduate degree from a recognised Institution or University. Must be registered with the relevant statutory body where applicable and minimum 2 years working experience.


SPECIALIST OFFICERS VACANCIES

Medical Officers
Must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCh.B) Degree and registere with the Medical Practitioners Board (MPDB).

Dentists
Must have a Bachelor of Dentistry degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

Lawyers
Must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a post-graduate diploma from Kenya school of Law, must be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and be in possession of a valid current practicing certificate.

Architects
Must have a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree and be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

Electrical Engineers
Must have a BSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Bachelor of Technology Degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

Mechanical Engineers
Must have a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering or BSc. in Production Engineering Degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

Marine Engineers
Must have a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering or BSc. in Production Engineering Degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

IT Specialists
Must have a BSc. in Statistics Degree with Information Technology.


Chaplains/Imams
  • Roman Catholic Chaplains: Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest. 
  • Anglican Church Chaplains: Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest. 
  • Muslim Imams: Must have a professional degree and be a qualified Imam.

Material Estimate Officer

Must have a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying Degree and be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

Communication/IT
Must have a BSc. in Information and Communication Technology.

The initial military training for Specialist Officers will take four months. 



How to Apply

Clear photocopies of relevant and genuine academic certificates and national identity card must be attached the application 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

Should reach him on or before 14th August 2015. Candidates who will be shortlisted for GSO Cadets / Specialist Officers shall be notified through the print media between 15th Sep - 19th Sep 2015.


Kenya The 8th Most Powerful Military In Africa And 68th Worldwide

MILITARY STRENGTH OF KENYA

Kenya with its yearly defence budget of US$ 595 million has been ranked by Global Firepower (GFP) as having the 8th most powerful military force in Africa and 68th Worldwide in the year 2015.


According to GFP 2015, Kenya has a population of around 45 million people of which 12 million are fit for military service and in the military, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have 24,120 active frontline personnel and another 5,000 active in the Reserve.

GFP also states that the Kenya Defence Forces are equipped with a mix of old and new military equipment which are 76 Tanks, 591 Armored Fighting Vehicles, 30 Self-Propelled Guns, 25 Towed Artillery Guns but 0 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems, 127 Aircraft including Helicopters and 19 Naval Vessels including 7 Coastal Defence Craft.

Kenya Army Officers in a military operation
The top 11 African Countries ranked according to Military Power by GFP for the year 2015 are as follows respectively; Egypt, Algeria, South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, Angola, Niger and Uganda.

In East Africa, Ethiopia takes first position as the most powerful military force followed by Kenya at second position, Uganda takes third position while Tanzania and Somalia take the fourth and fifth positions respectively. Surprisingly, GFP also shows that war torn Democratic Republic of Congo is more powerful in military strength than Tanzania.

Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers Recruitment 2015


Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation tasked with the responsibility of managing and conserving Wildlife in Kenya as provided for under the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013. KWS operates in harsh, remote and hostile climatic environment and wishes to recruit Men and Women who can endure these conditions for training and deployment in various conservation areas as Rangers in response to the wildlife security challenges currently being experienced in Kenya.

KWS Rangers Recruitment
Successful candidates will undergo a mandatory basic intensive paramilitary training at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy - Manyani before posting to the field for Park and Security operations. Interested candidates who meet the following requirements are requested to present themselves at the respective Recruitment Centres:-
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Must hail from the within the County of recruitment
  • Aged between 18-25 years
  • Maximum KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus)
  • Be physically fit
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Candidates must be in possession of Original School Certificates, National ID Card
  • Candidates must turn up in appropriate running gear
It should also be noted as follows:-
  • The recruitment will be conducted only in the designated recruitment centers and dates by a team of Kenya Wildlife Service Officers appointed by the Director General and issued with special identification cards.
  • The recruitment shall reflect the regional diversity of the Kenyan people.
  • The entire exercise will be conducted transparently and the successful candidates will be issued with recruitment cards.
  • Any person presenting him/herself for recruitment with fake/falsified identity cards, certificates or caught engaging in any corrupt activity shall be arrested and prosecuted.
  • The recruitment exercise is absolutely FREE OF CHARGE and Kenya Wildlife Service will not be responsible for any recruitment conducted outside guidelines stated herein.
  • Canvassing and lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
The recruitment will be carried out in all Counties as shown here below:


Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Kenya

KENYA POLICE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT

The Criminal Investigation Department in Kenya commonly referred to as CID is a unit which belongs to the Kenya Police Service. It is headed by a Director who reports to the Inspector General of the Kenya National Police. The Director of CID is appointed directly by the President because the position is highly sensitive.


Kenya's Criminal Investigation Department is further divided into sub departments namely; The Flying Squad, Anti-Banking Fraud Unit, Special Crime Prevention Unit, Anti-Terrorism Unit, Anti-Narcotics Unit, Ballistics Unit, Bomb Squad, Forensic Department, Cyber Forensics and Kanga Squad. These smaller departments of the CID are distributed through-out Kenya depending on the security needs of different areas. 

The CID force consists of plain clothes Police Officers known as Detectives who are responsible for conducting complex criminal investigations using advanced investigative techniques and forensic equipment. The Detectives are tasked primarily with intelligence gathering where crimes have occurred and they investigate a broad spectrum of criminal activities which include deaths, sexual assault, armed robbery, burglaries, terrorism, fraud, computer crimes and counter drug operations.

In 2009, Senior Police Officers drafted and handed a proposal to the then Police Commissioner Major General Hussein Ali and the National Task Force On Police Reforms which aims at transforming the CID into a semi-autonomous outfit with its own budget voted on by parliament. Should the proposal be approved and adopted, the CID will breakaway from the Kenya Police to form a new independent outfit to be called the National Bureau of Investigations which shall be along the lines of the American Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

An Armed Kenyan CID Officer
For Kenyans to be recruited into the Criminal Investigation Department, they should first attend the nationwide Kenya National Police Service recruitment when the Government announces it. Successful candidates recruited into the Kenya Police Service will first be required to acquire at least two years experience with the Kenya Police then after apply to transfer to the CID and receive further specialized training in order to become Detectives.

The Criminal Investigation Department headquarters in Kenya are currently located at the ultra modern Mazingira Complex off Kiambu Road, Nairobi.

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Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Recruitment For 2015

KENYA ARMY, NAVY & AIR FORCE 2015 RECRUITMENT

Candidates who wish to be recruited this year into the Kenya Defence Forces as Service members, Cadets, Specialist Officers, Trade Members and Constabularies will be required to meet the following requirements:
Kenya Army Officers
SERVICEMEN & WOMEN GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must be Kenyan citizens, Aged between 18-26 yrs, Have a mean grade of D (plain) in KCSE, Should be physically and medically fit,  Have no criminal record, Minimum height 5ft 3in ( 5' 3" ), Minimum weight for men 54.55 kg & 50 kg for women and Female candidates must not be pregnant.

GENERAL SERVICE OFFICER (GSO) CADETS REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must be Kenyan citizens, Aged between 18-26 yrs, Should be physically and medically fit, Have no criminal record, Minimum height 5ft 3in ( 5' 3" ), Minimum weight for men 54.55 kg & 50 kg for women and Female candidates must not be pregnant.

In addition, candidates must have a minimum of mean grade B (plain) in KCSE up to university degree with minimum subject grade of C+ (plus) in English, Mathematics and in any one of the Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Biology).

SPECIALIST OFFICERS REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must be Kenyan citizens, Aged between 18-29 yrs, Should be physically and medically fit, Have no criminal record, Minimum height 5ft 3in ( 5' 3" ), Minimum weight for men 54.55 kg & 50 kg for women and Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment.

Vacancies: Medical doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Public Health Officers, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Nutritionists, Clinical Psychologists, Lawyers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Electrical Technicians, Mechanical Engineers, Marine Engineers, Civil & Structural Engineers, Education Officers, IT Specialists, Chaplains & Imams, Journalists.

In addition, candidates must be registered with the relevant statutory body where applicable and minimum 2 years working experience.

Kenya Air Force & Navy Officers
TRADESMEN & TRADESWOMEN ( ARTISANS/TECHNICIANS)
Candidates must be Kenyan citizens, Aged between 18-26 years, Should be physically and medically fit, Have no criminal record, Minimum height 5ft 3in ( 5' 3" ), Minimum weight for men 54.55 kg & 50 kg for women and Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment.

In addition, TECHNICIANS must have a mean grade of C (plain) in KCSE, a relevant diploma or above from a recognized institution and be registered with a relevant statutory body where applicable while ARTISANS must have a mean grade of D+ (plus) in KCSE & either a relevant certificate with Government Trade Test Grade III or Craft III from a recognized institution.

KENYA DEFENCE FORCES CONSTABULARIES RECRUITMENT
Candidates must be Kenyan citizens, Aged below 52 years, Be physically & medically fit, Have no criminal record, Be ex-defense forces servicemen / women in the army air force or navy, Posses a Discharge Certificate of minimum " Very Good " in conduct and Must have served at least 3 or 9 years color service.

The Iron Dome Anti-Missile Defense System

THE ISRAELI MADE IRON DOME  MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM

The Iron Dome is a high-tech air defense system that intercepts and destroys rockets, artillery shells and mortar bombs fired from short range distances whose trajectory would take them to populated areas. It was designed and developed in Israel by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (RAFAEL) a defense technology company which develops, produces and sells weapons, military and defense technologies.

Iron Dome's Interceptor Launch
Southern Israel was always under the threat of rockets constantly fired towards Israeli territory by militant groups from the Gaza strip e.g Hamas in Palestine. During the month long Second Lebanon War in 2006, Hezbollah fired thousands of rockets into Northern Israel. These rocket attacks made Israel's Ministry of Defense in the year 2007 to make a decision to come up with an effective short range anti-missile defense system and it selected RAFAEL to make the "Iron Dome".

Between 2007 - 2010, the Iron Dome was developed and underwent a comprehensive number of tests. In the year 2011, the Iron Dome was declared operational and on April 7 the same year, it made history when it intercepted a rocket fired by militants from Gaza towards the Israeli city of Ashkelon. This event marked the first time in history that a short range rocket had ever been intercepted by an operational anti-missile defense system.

A typical air defense missile battery consists of a radar unit, missile control unit and several launchers all located at the same site. The Iron Dome is comprised of three principal components:
  • A Detection and Tracking Radar, built by Elta Defense Company.
  • The Battle Management and Weapon Control System, a software designed by mPrest Systems Ltd.
  • The Missile Firing Unit made by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems which launches Tamir missiles for enemy projectile interceptions.
When a projectile e.g a rocket, artillery shell or mortar bomb is fired by the enemy towards a target, the Iron Dome radar immediately detects and identifies the projectile and starts to monitor its trajectory. Target data is then transmitted to the Battle Management & Weapon Control System which quickly analyzes the in-coming projectile's trajectory and estimates the expected impact point. If the projectile poses a threat and is likely to hit a populated or protected area, a command is given and within seconds the Missile Firing Unit launches a missile known as a Tamir which intercepts and destroys the enemy's weapon in mid-air before it reaches and harms the intended target.

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The Iron Dome is mobile and can be deployed in all weather conditions including low clouds, rain, dust, storms or fogs. It currently counters threats from short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from distances of 4 to 70 kilometers away. Israel hopes to improvise the Iron Dome and increase the range of interceptions from the current maximum of 70 kilometers to 250 kilometers and enable it to intercept projectiles coming from two directions simultaneously. The Iron Dome comes with a high price tag attached to it with each of it's Tamir missiles costing around US$ 50,000 while the rocket it intercepts costs less than US$ 1000 a piece but however, it can help a Country save billions by reducing infrastructure damage and also protect lives of people during war.

President Uhuru Kenyatta Nominates New Inspector General of Police

KENYA INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

Following the resignation of the former immediate Inspector General (IG) of the Kenya National Police Service David Kimaiyo on 02/12/14, Kenya's Commander in Chief H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta has on 31/12/14 announced the nomination of one Joseph Kipchirchir Boinett for the position of Inspector General.

President Kenyatta shakes hands with Mr. Boinett
 Mr. Boinett is the current Principle Intelligence Officer of Kenya's intelligence agency NIS. He is a long-serving career Policeman who joined the Police Service in 1984 & rose through the ranks to become a Senior Superintended of Police. He transferred to the Intelligence Service in 1998.

He holds two Masters Degrees, one in Security Policy from Australian National Security University and the other in Diplomatic Studies from University of Westminster. He also has a Degree in International Studies & Diplomacy from Washington University and other qualifications in Strategic, Public Management & Leadership Development.

The National Assembly is now expected to approve Mr. Boinett's nomination before he is appointed to become the new IG.

Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment Of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets And Specialist Officers 2014

REPUBLIC OF KENYA MINISTRY OF DEFENCE ADVERTISEMENT FOR RECRUITMENT


The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) is pleased to announce that there shall be a recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers.


RECRUITMENT REQUIREMENTS
Prospective candidates wishing to apply must posses the following relevant requirements;
1. They must be Kenyan citizens
2. Aged between 18-26 years for GSO Cadets and upto 29 for Specialist Officers
3. Should be physically & medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards
4. Have no criminal record
5. Minimum height 5ft 3in ( 5' 3" )
6. Minimum weight: Men 54.55 kg & women 50 kg
7. Women candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment and during training

General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets
A minimum of mean grade B (plain) in KCSE up to university degree with minimum subject grade of C+ (plus) in English, Mathematics and in any one of the Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Biology).

Those aspiring to join KDF as GSO Cadets should note that the initial training period will cover three continuous years leading to a BSC in Military Science on completion.

Specialist Officers
A minimum of mean grade B (plain) in KCSE and an undergraduate degree from a recognised Institution or University. Must be registered with the relevant statutory body where applicable and minimum 2 years working experience.

SPECIALIST OFFICERS VACANCIES

Medical Doctors
Must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCh.B) degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

Dentists
Must have a Bachelor of Dentistry degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

Pharmacists
Must have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree and be registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board (PPB).

Nurses
Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK).

Public Health Officers
Must have a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Degree.

Medical Laboratory
Must have a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Technology Degree and be registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians & Technology Board (KMLTTB).

Nutritionists
Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics.

Clinical Psychologist 
Must have a Bachelor in Psychology.

Lawyers
Must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a post-graduate diploma from Kenya school of Law, must be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and be in possession of a valid current practicing certificate.

Architects
Must have a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree and be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

Quantity Surveyors
Must have a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying Degree and be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

Electrical Engineers
Must have a BSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Bachelor of Technology Degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

Mechanical / Marine Engineers
Must have a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering or BSc. in Production Engineering Degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

Civil and Structural Engineers
Must have a BSc. in Structural Engineering Degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

Education Officers
Must have a Bachelor of Education (BED) Degree.

IT Specialists
Must have a BSc. in Computer Science, or BSc. in Information Technology or Bachelor of Computer Technology (BCT) Degree.

Chaplains and Imams
(a) Roman Catholic Chaplains: Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest. 
(b) Anglican Church Chaplains: Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest. 
(c) Muslim Imams: Must have a professional degree and be a qualified Imam.

Journalists 
Must have B A in Mass Communication / Corporate Communication.

The initial Military training for Specialist Officers will take 4 months.

Clear photocopies of relevant and genuine academic certificates and national identity card must be attached the application 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

To reach him on or before 25th July 2014. Candidates who will be shortlisted for GSO Cadets / Specialist Officers shall be notified through the print media between 7th Sep - 14th Sep 2014.