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 JONAH M MWANGI MGH CBS ‘awc’ (USA) ‘psc’ (K)
VICE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

SERVICE COMMANDERS

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

LATEST NEWS

MEDICAL RELIEF FOR RESIDENTS IN BARINGO COUNTY

Kenya Defence Forces troops stationed at Chesitet Military Camp in Baringo County, as part of ‘Operation Maliza Uhalifu’, collaborated with Medical Missions Africa (MeMA) to organize a one-day free medical […]

SWIFT, SILENT AND EFFECTIVE RAPID RESPONSE UNIT (RRU)

The Kenya Defence Forces’ Rapid Response Unit (RRU), in collaboration with the USAF Special Operations Squadron, carried out special training exercises in Archers Post, Samburu County. This training is a […]

FOSTERING KENYA ETHIOPIA MILITARY RELATIONS

The Chief of General Staff of The Defence Forces of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Field Marshal Birhanu Jula today, 29th February 2024 paid a courtesy call […]

KDF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT GHERILLE, WAJIR EAST SUBCOUNTY, WAJIR COUNTY

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops deployed at Gherille Forward Operation Base (FOB) undertook various Civil-Military cooperation activities within Gherille Centre and Handaki East in Wajir County. The troops offered free […]

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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