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

The Executive Order No. 2 of 2023 (Dated 1st November 2023) 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

HON. Aden Bare Duale, EGH. MP
CABINET SECRETARY

GEN. Charles M Kahariri CBS ‘nwc'(USA)’psc'(K)
CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

HON. Patrick Mariru, CBS
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

LT. GEN J M Omenda MGH EBS SS OGW ‘rcds'(UK) ‘psc'(K)
VICE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

SERVICE COMMANDERS

 MAJ. GEN Fatuma G Ahmed CBS  OGW ‘ndc’ ‘psc'(K)
Commander Kenya Air Force

MAJ. GEN Paul Owuor Otieno EBS ‘ndc’ ‘psc'(K)
Commander Kenya Navy

LATEST NEWS

COMMANDER KENYA NAVY VOLLEYBALL CHALLENGE CUP COMES TO AN END

The inaugural Commander Kenya Navy Volleyball Challenge Cup concluded with an exhilarating ceremony presided over by Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Brigadier Peter Chelimo, at Lieutenant Colonel Kimaro Stadium in Mtongwe, […]

‘USHIRIKIANO IMARA’ 2024 COMES TO AN END.

The Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Lieutenant General John Omenda, accompanied by the Secretary General East African Community, Ms. Veronicah Mueni joined other General officers and dignitaries from East Africa […]

KSEC 2024 PRESS RELEASE

Highlights
Kenya Space Agency concludes 2nd Space Expo and Conference themed
space technologies for societal benefits
• Calls for increased investment in the domestic Space sector
• Need for an enabling environment to enhance innovation and growth of
startups to take advantage of the USD 1.8T global space economy by 2035

SPACE EXPO AND CONFERENCE COMES TO A CLOSE

This year’s Kenya Space Agency Expo & Conference has come to a close with calls for more resources to be allocated to sustainable space-related activities. The three-day Expo themed ‘Space […]

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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