Best Degree/ Diploma Courses to Do To Get a Job at KDF

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KDF recruits annually and there are specific diploma and degree courses the disciplined force requires before they employ soldiers and specialists.

If you are aspiring to be a KDF specialist, here are university courses you should pursue:

(1) Diploma/Certificate

  1. Aeronautical Engineering (A&E and Avionics)
  2. Automation & Control
  3. Automotive Engineering & Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Community Health Nursing
  6. Community Oral Health
  7. Computer Science/Information Technology (Programming/ Networking)
  8. Counseling Psychology
  9. Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Automotive/Installation/Electronic Option)
  10. Health Records & Information Technology
  11. Instrumentation & Control
  12. Journalism (Video Editors, Graphic Design, Public Relation)
  13. Librarian
  14. Marine Engineering
  15. Mechanical Engineering (Plant/Production Option)
  16. Mechatronics Engineering (PLC)
  17. Medical Imaging Sciences
  18. Occupational Therapy
  19. Para Legal (Licensed Process Server)
  20. Physiotherapy
  21. Quality Control
  22. Soil Laboratory Sciences/Technology
  23. Surveying (Land/Quantity Survey, Photogrammetric/GIS)
  24. Telecommunication Engineering
  25. Water Engineering (Ground Water option)
  26. Welding, Fabrication & Metallurgy

(2) Artisans

  1. Carpentry & Joinery
  2. Masonry
  3. Music
  4. Plant Operation
  5. Plumbing & Fitting
  6. Vehicle Mechanic
  7. Vehicle Electrician

Now,if you aren’t able to pursue any of the courses listed above, you will be forced to join KDF as a Servicemen/Women, Constabularies or  Tradesmen/women. If you are comfortable with that, here are the basic requirements:

Servicemen/Women

  1. Must be Kenyan citizens and should not have dual citizenship.
  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:
    1.  Men: 1.60 m (5ft 3in).
    2. Women: 1.52 m (5ft).
  6. Minimum Weight:
    1. Men: 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
    2. Women: 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
  7. Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.
  8. Education: A minimum of mean grade D (plain) in KCSE for the general recruits.

Constabularies

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

Tradesmen/women

Prospective candidates willing to apply must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below.

  1. Must be Kenyan citizen and should not have dual citizenship.
  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:
    1. Men: 1.60 m (5ft 3in).
    2. Women: 1.52 m (5ft).
  6. Minimum Weight:
    1. Men: 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
    2. Women: 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
  7. Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training.
  8.  Education:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.

But since your work would be to secure the country through intelligence and physical fight, it’s appropriate to advance your studies. The best degree/diploma course to study is Bachelor/Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Science.

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