WE ARE THE MINISTRY THAT DEFENDS KENYA PROTECTS KENYANS AND BUILDS KENYA

The Executive Order No. 2 of May 2013 (Revised February 2020) created the Ministry of Defence. The work of the Ministry of Defence is informed by the Constitution of the Republic of Kenya. The Ministry is obliged to facilitate and support the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the discharge of their mandate under Article 241 (3) (a), (b) & (c) of the Constitution.

OUR MISSION

To defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic, assist and cooperate with other authorities in situations of emergency or disaster and restore peace in any part of Kenya affected by unrest or instability as assigned.

OUR VISION

A premier, credible and mission capable force deeply rooted in professionalism.

OUR COMMITMENT

The Ministry of Defence is committed to defending and protecting the people of the Republic of Kenya and their property against external aggression and also in providing support to the Civil Authority as per the Law.

HUMANITARIAN CIVIC ACTION

OUR LEADERS

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H.E. Dr. WILLIAM SAMOEI RUTO ,  CGH
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

THE HON. ADEN BARE DUALE, EGH. MP
CABINET SECRETARY

GEN F O OGOLLA EGH EBS HSC ‘ndc’ (K) ‘psc’ (FRA)
CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

HON. PATRICK MARIRU,CBS
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

LT GEN CHARLES KAHARIRI CBS ‘nwc'(USA)’psc'(K)
VICE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

SERVICE COMMANDERS

Lt Gen David Tarus CBS ‘ndc’ (K) ‘cgsc’ (USA) ‘psc’ (K)
Commander Kenya Army

Maj Gen Thomas Ng’ang’a EBS HSC ‘ndu’ ‘psc'(USA)
Commander Kenya Navy

LATEST NEWS

WO2 HELLEN OBIRI DEFENDS BOSTON MARATHON TITLE

General Francis Ogolla, Chief of the Defence Forces, leads the KDF fraternity to congratulate WO2 Hellen Obiri who has successfully defended her Boston Marathon Title. Laikipia Air Base’s (LAB) Warrant […]

KENYA QUICK REACTION FORCE BOOSTS MORALE AT MBAU CHILDREN’S HOME WITH DONATION DRIVE

As part of their ongoing commitment to community engagement and humanitarian efforts, the Kenyan Quick Reaction Force (KENQRF) serving under the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic […]

JUNIOR JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COURSE CONDUCTS COAST REGION EDUCATIONAL VISIT

The Junior Joint Command and Staff Course 097/24 conducted an educational tour at Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe, Kenya Ship Yard Limited, (KSL) and Moi International Airport (MIA) from 02 – […]

KENYA AIR FORCE TROOPS GO GREEN IN KAJIADO COUNTY

A team of Kenya Air Force (KAF) personnel from Moi Air Base (MAB) led by Officer Commanding No. 27 Engineering Squadron Major Samuel Chirchir planted 12,000 indigenous trees at Naserian […]

OUR SERVICES

NOTICE BOARD

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KDF DAY

PRESIDENT RUTO JOINS KDF IN MARKING THIS YEAR’S KDF DAY CELEBRATIONS

The President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces, His Excellency Dr. William Samoei Ruto, today led the Kenya Defence Forces in celebrating KDF […]

KDF TROOPS IN ATMIS OBSERVE KDF DAY

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops deployed in Somalia under African Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) on 14 October 2022 joined the KDF fraternity in celebrating the KDF day themed, “soldier […]

KDF DAY 2022 CELEBRATIONS

President William Ruto follows entertainment by Laikipia Air Base schools and a flypast by Kenya Air Force aircraft.

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