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. PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA, CGH
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

HON. EUGENE L WAMALWA, EGH
CABINET SECRETARY: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

GEN ROBERT K KIBOCHI EGH CBS ‘ndc’ (K) ‘psc’ (UK)  CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES

HON. P O ODOYO, CBS
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY

Dr. Ibrahim M Mohamed CBS

DR. I M MOHAMED,CBS
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 CBS ‘rcds’ (UK) ‘psc’ (K)
Commander Kenya Army

LATEST NEWS

KENYA NAVY HOSTS INDIAN NAVY SHIP TABAR

Kenya Navy has hosted the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Trikand during the ship’s 3 -day visit to Kenya to mark India’s 75 years of Independence. INS Trikand arrived in Kenya […]

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR ADVERTISED VACANCIES (CIVILIAN STAFF)

The following is a list of shortlisted candidates for various advertised vacancies in the Ministry of Defence Civilian staff. The shortlisted candidates are hereby invited for interviews on the dates […]

NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (NDU-K) ACQUIRES FULL OPERATIONAL CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY

H.E Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces on Wednesday 3 August 2022 presided over the inauguration of the National Defence […]

FLOATATION OF THE FIRST KENYAN-MADE SHIP

His Excellency Honourable Uhuru Kenyatta the President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander–in–Chief of the Defence Forces (C- in -C) on the tuesday, 2 August 2022 commissioned the Kisumu […]

OUR SERVICES

NOTICE BOARD

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KDF DAY

EASF COMMAND POST EXERCISE KICKS OFF IN NAIROBI

Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Robert Kibochi today presided over the official opening of the East Africa Standby Force (EASF) Command Post Exercise (CPX) 2022 dubbed ‘Mashariki Salaam’ […]

AMISOM’S STORY OF CREATING STABILITY IN SOMALIA TEN YEARS LATER

AMISOM’s story of creating stability in Somalia ten years later

KDF SOLDIERS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE IN SOMALIA A DECADE AFTER ‘OPERATION LINDA NCHI’ WAS LAUNCHED

KDF soldiers share their experience in Somalia a decade after ‘Operation Linda Nchi’ was launched

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