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 ROBERT KIBOCHI EGH CBS, PhD
CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

HON. PATRICK MARIRU
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

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

SERVICE COMMANDERS

Lt Gen Peter Mbogo Njiru MGH CBS ‘rcds’ (UK) ‘psc’ (K)
Commander Kenya Army

LATEST NEWS

CS HOSTS ITALIAN AMBASSADOR

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale has today hosted the Italian Ambassador to Kenya His Excellency Roberto Natali at his office at the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi. The two leaders […]

BOLSTERING EAC DEFENCE COOPERATION

The Vice Chief of Defence Forces (VCDF), Lieutenant General Francis Ogolla, has today presided over the official opening of the meeting of Commandants of East Africa Community (EAC) partner states’ […]

FINAL PUSH” AGAINST THE AL-SHABAAB IN SOMALIA

The President His Excellency Dr. William Ruto and the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces today Wednesday 01 February 2023 graced the Summit of Heads-of-States and the government of Somalia’s brotherly […]

KDF CONDUCTED AREA DOMINATING PATROLS IN THE AREAS OF OFAI, BADIMBESI, SESA AND IDOHU ALONG KOMANDA – BENI ROAD

On 31 Jan 22, The Kenyan Quick Reaction Force contingent deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo under the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO) conducted area […]

OUR SERVICES

NOTICE BOARD

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KDF DAY

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.

KDF 2022 Celebrations

President William Ruto is taken through Kenya Air Force aircraft static display, Kenya Army and Kenya Navy display stands.

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