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

DEFENCE SECRETARY ADMINISTRATION ENGAGES CIVILIAN DRIVERS ON ROAD SAFETY

The Secretary of Administration in the Ministry of Defence Mr Isaac Masinde convened a Road Safety sensitization session with civilian drivers at the Defence headquarters in Nairobi. The objective of […]

MWAK DISTRIBUTES DIAPERS TO KDF DEPENDANTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS WITHIN MOMBASA REGION

Mrs Anne Murimi led the Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) in a diaper distribution programme for Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) dependants with special needs on 14 June, 2024, at […]

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE ‘USHIRIKIANO IMARA’ 2024 KICKS OFF IN RWANDA.

Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Lieutenant General John Omenda joined other General officers and dignitaries from East Africa Community (EAC) partner states in the official launch of the 13th East […]

CDF TO AIR FORCE; “LET US FORGE AHEAD FOR MISSION SUCCESS”

On Friday, 14 June 24, Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF), General Charles Kahariri,  visited the Kenya Air Force (KAF) at Laikipia Air Base, inline with the CDF familiarization tour […]

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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