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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 […]

MAJOR GENERAL KINUTHIA FLAGS OFF KDF GOLF TEAM TO WORLD MILITARY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Major General Erick Kinuthia, patron of the Kenya Defence Force Golfers Association (KDFGA), flagged off the KDF golf team set to represent Kenya at the 15th International Military Sports Council […]

ONE FORCE, FORGING AHEAD FOR MISSION READINESS

Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Charles Kahariri has today visited the Kenya Army as he commenced the CDF familiarisation visits to KDF Services, Formations and Units. The familiarisation […]

RESPONSIBLE AI IN THE MILITARY DOMAIN

The Inaugural African Regional Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence in Military (REAIM) workshop was held in Nairobi with the aim of providing a platform for open discussion, knowledge sharing and […]

CAPACITY BUILDING AND INNOVATION WORKSHOP

The National Defence University-Kenya has today started an integrated 4-day program on course design, facilitation and assessment and publishing workshop at the Defence Headquarters Officers Mess, Nairobi. The training-themed “Constructive […]

5KR HOLDS AN INTERACTIVE FORUM

5th Battalion the Kenya Rifles (5KR) held a social event that brought together both serving and retired officers at the Unit located in Gilgil. The event themed ‘Fighting Five Memories […]

ONBOARDING NEWLY DEPLOYED AIRMEN AND WOMEN

Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF), Major General Fatma Ahmed, officially received new KAF service members and opened their Induction Course, at the Moi Air Base (MAB) gymnasium hall. Major General […]

KENYA AIR FORCE CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY

His Excellency H.E (Dr.)William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic Kenya and Commander In Chief of the Defence Forces has today, Saturday 8th June 2024 presided over the KAF@60 Celebration […]

DEPUTY ARMY COMMANDER PRESIDES OVER CONSTABULARIES PASS OUT PARADE

Deputy Army Commander, Major General Mohamed Nur Hassan has today officiated the Defence Forces Constabularies (DFC) Pass Out Parade at the School of Infantry (SOI) in Isiolo County. The ceremony […]

PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS WORKSHOP

Major General Aphaxard Kiugu Commandant Kenya Military Academy(KMA), on behalf of the CDF earlier today presided over the Protection of Civilians Workshop which was held at the Humanitarian Peace Support […]

KENYA AIR FORCE COMPLETES A 60KM WALK AND CYCLING EVENT

As we move closer to celebrate Kenya Air Force @60. The officers, airmen, and women showcased resilience and endurance by completing a 60-kilometer walk and cycling exercise as a memorable […]

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR A MORE SECURE EASTERN AFRICA

The Joint Chief of Staff at The Eastern Africa Standby Force, Brigadier General Stephen Kashure on behalf of the Director, Brigadier (Rtd) Paul Kahuria Njema on officially opened the Civilian […]

CS DEFENCE PRESIDES OVER 39TH JCSC GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale today presided over the graduation ceremony of the Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC) held at the Joint Command and Staff College […]

SECURING KENYA AIR SPACE A 60-YEAR JOURNEY

Kenya Air Force this week will be celebrating its 60 years of existence. The Kenya Air Force (KAF) was established on 1st June 1964, coinciding with Kenya’s first Madaraka Day […]

US AND KDF TRAINS ON TACTICAL COMBAT CASUALTY CARE

American Medical Operations Group have trained KDF soldiers on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Skills. Tbe training focused on how to handle casualties during the pre-hospital phase of care. The […]

COMMMANDER’S INSIGHTS ABOUT TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP

Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General David Tarus has today delivered a lecture of opportunity to the Senior Joint Command and Staff Course at the Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC) […]

CAREER DEVELOPMENT DAY AT MOI FORCES ACADEMY NAIROBI

Moi Forces Academy (MFA) held its annual Career Day at the academy in Nairobi County. The event was attended by speakers from Moi Air Base (MAB), parents, teachers, and students. […]

THE VICE CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES HOSTS MAJ GEN HALLU GONFA EDOSSA

The Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General John Omenda has today hosted the Chairperson of the Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring & Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM), Maj Gen Hallu […]

THE C-IN-C LEADS THE COUNTRY IN CELEBRATING 61ST MADARAKA DAY

Today Kenya celebrated  it’s 61st Madaraka Day led by the President and Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the Kenya Defence Forces His Excellency William Ruto, at the Masinde Muliro Kanduyi stadium, Bungoma […]

PRESIDENT RUTO PRESIDES OVER CADETS COMMISSIONING PARADE.

His Excellency Dr. William Ruto, the President of the Republic of Kenya and the Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the Kenya Defence Forces has today Friday, 31 May 2024 presided over the […]

PRESIDENT RUTO OFFICIATES THE 26TH GRADUATION OF THE NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE

His Excellency Dr. William Ruto, the President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces today presided over the graduation ceremony of the National Defence College(NDC) in […]

SPOUSES OF INDIA’S NDC DELEGATION PAY A COURTESY CALL TO MWAK

Military Wives Association of Kenya hosted the spouses of a delegation from the 64th National Defence College in the Federal Republic of India. The delegation comprised of representatives from Army, […]

ITS A BABY GIRL

KDF sub unit deployed in Gherille Forward Operating Base while on patrol within Gherille Centre came to the aid of an expectant mother who was due for delivery. The mother […]

KDF TROOPS GO GREEN WITHIN WATAMU AREA

Kenya Defence Forces Units and Formations at the Coast region in collaboration with Greens of Africa, Equity Bank and Watamu local community planted 100,000 mangrove seedlings along Mida Creek within […]

DEFENCE CS SPEARHEAD TREE PLANTING EXERCISE

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale and his counterpart from the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Hon. Soipan Tuya, today led a team from their respective […]

MWAK LAUNCHES DIAPER DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM FOR KDF DEPENDANTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Military Wives Association of Kenya in collaboration with the Kingdom Bank on 23 May 24, launched a Diaper Distribution Program for KDF dependents with special needs at the Defence […]

PS MARIRU ON MODERN DEFENCE POLICY

Defence Principal Secretary, Mr. Patrick Mariru, today, delivered a lecture titled “Defence Policy in a Rapidly Changing Global Security Environment” to course participants at the Joint Command and Staff College […]

COMMANDER KENYA AIR FORCE LECTURE OF OPPORTUNITY TO JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, KAREN

Maj Gen Fatuma G Ahmed, the Commander Kenya Air Force, on 21 May 24 gave a lecture of opportunity to the participants of course 39 of 2023/24 at the Joint […]

COMMANDER KENYA NAVY LECTURE OF OPPORTUNITY TO JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, KAREN

Brig P Chelimo, the Deputy Commander of the Kenya Navy, on 21 May 2024 gave a lecture of opportunity on behalf of Commander KN to the participants of Course 39 […]

EXERCISE USALAMA BAHARINI CONCLUDES IN MOMBASA

This week Kenya Navy and other Kenyan maritime partners participated in Exercise Usalama Baharini at Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa. The exercise was conducted by European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) […]

BASE DEFENCE PLATOON DEMONSTRATES

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Base Defence Platoon, serving as frontline defenders, conducted a camp security Exercise PROTECTION WARRIORS I at the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic […]

KEY LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT IN GARISSA

15 Kenya Rifles troops, conducted a Key Leadership Engagement (KLE) with elders from Ruqa village, Garissa County. The Officer Commanding, Major Vincent Ngole, emphasized the importance of building a strong […]

ROYAL COLLEGE OF DEFENCE STUDIES VISIT TO DHQ

A 17-member delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDC), led by their Defence Attaché, Brigadier Oliver Bryant, visited the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi. The visit commenced with Brigadier […]

FOSTERING GOOD RELATIONS

27 Mechanized Infantry Battalion troops (27MIB), deployed at Konton, Wajir County, conducted CIMIC activities and Key Leadership Engagement at Konton Centre. Led by the Officer Commanding (OC), Major Lucas Gitari, […]

KENYA DEFENCE FORCES HANDOVER HOSPITALS

The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Defence Honourable Aden Duale today officially handed over the Wanini Kireri Magereza and the National Police Service level IV Hospitals at the Prisons Service Training […]

CS ADEN DUALE LEADS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR KDF PPP HOUSING PROJECT

In a significant stride toward addressing housing challenges within the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), a groundbreaking ceremony for the KDF Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Housing Project took place in Lanet, Nakuru. […]

PRESIDENT RUTO PRESIDES OVER RECRUITS’ PASS OUT PARADE AT DFRTS

On Wednesday, May 15, 2024, His Excellency Dr. William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the Kenya Defence Forces, presided over the Pass Out […]

JUNIOR JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COURSE No. 098/2024 OPENING CEREMONY

The Junior Joint Command and Staff Course 098/24 commenced on 13 May 24 and is scheduled to last 14 weeks. It comprises of 50 students drawn from the Kenya Army, […]

KENYA SPACE AGENCY UNVEILS STRATEGIC PLAN 2023-2027

Defence Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Aden Duale, has reiterated the government’s unwavering commitment to support the Kenya Space Agency (KSA) in the pursuit to achieve its objectives, emphasizing that investment in […]

MOI AIR BASE WINS THE CDF MEN FOOTBALL CUP

Moi Air Base Football team emerged champions of the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Football Challenge Cup 2024 after beating Kahawa Garrison team to a solitary goal on extra time […]

GHANA ARMED FORCES COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE VISIT TO JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, KAREN

The Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) faculty and students visited Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC) on 7 May 2024. The delegation, led by Brigadier General Albert […]

KENYA NAVY UPSCALES ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Commander Kenya Navy Fleet, Brigadier Sankale Kiswaa led Kenya Navy service personnel in a tree planting drive at Dongo Kundu Bridge on 10 May 2024. Brigadier Kiswaa commended Kenya Navy […]

TREE GROWING AT WAJIR AIR BASE

On 10 May 2024, Wajir Air Base, Wajir County leadership and partner institutions carried out a tree growing exercise at the Base in honor of the flood victims across the […]

CDF LEADS TREE PLANTING EXERCISE AT DEFENCE FORCES RECRUITS TRAINING SCHOOL

In line with National Tree Planting Day, Chief of the Defence Forces, General Charles Kahariri, today presided over a tree planting exercise at Defence Forces Recruits Training School (DFRTS) in […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, KAREN OBSERVES NATIONAL TREE PLANTING DAY

The Commandant Joint Command and Staff College Major General Eric Kinuthia on 10 May 2024 led the College leadership, faculty and staff in observing the National Tree Planting day. The […]

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE JOINS KENYANS IN TREE GROWING EXERCISE

The civilian and military leadership of the Ministry of Defence led by Hon Aden Duale, Cabinet Secretary for Defence, and Chief of Defence Forces General Charles Kahariri has today participated […]

PS AND VCDF LEAD NATIONAL TREE GROWING DAY INITIATIVE AT GAMBELA WETLANDS IN MERU

The Principal Secretary (PS) for Defence, Mr. Patrick Mariru, joined by Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General John Omenda, spearheaded a tree planting exercise in Gambela Wetlands, Meru County. […]

MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) personnel have today observed the national tree planting day in an exercise conducted at Langata Garrison in Nairobi. The initiative was informed by the executive […]

CHANGE OF GUARD CEREMONY AT KENYA NAVY HEADQUARTERS

Major General Paul Otieno, the newly appointed Commander Kenya Navy, officially took over the mantle from Major General Thomas Ng’ang’a at a ceremony held at the Kenya Navy Headquarters on […]

KENYA NAVY DIVERS CONTINUE WITH THE SEARCH OPERATIONS IN GARISSA

In a dedicated effort to ensure the safety and well-being of both military personnel and civilians, Kenya Navy Operation OKOA RAFIKI continued its mission on day 9 at Madogo, Garissa […]

KENYA AIR FORCE WELCOMES NEW COMMANDER

The Kenya Air Force (KAF) witnessed a historic moment as Major General Fatuma Ahmed assumed her role as Commander KAF. Maj Gen Ahmed is the first female Service Commander in […]

PS MARIRU HOSTS INDIA’S HIGH COMMISSIONER, EXPRESSES GRATITUDE FOR DONATION OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Principal Secretary for Defence, Mr Patrick Mariru, today hosted Her Excellency Ms Namgya Khampa, India’s High Commissioner to Kenya at the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi. During the meeting, the two […]

KDF ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP WRAPS UP AT ULINZI SPORTS COMPLEX

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence, Hon. Aden Bare Duale, today presided over the closing ceremony of the 44th edition of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) athletics championship and the Chief […]

MWAK HANDOVER CEREMONY

The Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) held a handing over ceremony of it’s incoming leaders at the MWAK Headquarters office in Nairobi on 7 May 2024. This comes after […]

CHANGE OF GUARD CEREMONY AT THE DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

General Charles Muriu Kahariri, the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), has been received at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi, in an elaborate yet unprecedented Change of Guard ceremony. The event comes […]

PS DEFENCE INSPECTS ONGOING MAINTENANCE WORKS AT KASARANI STADIUM

The Principal Secretary (PS) for Defence Mr. Patrick Mariru today made a site visit to Kasarani Stadium to assess the progress of renovation works being undertaken by the Kenya Defence […]

CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES ASSESSES MAI MAHIU SEARCH AND RECOVERY EFFORTS

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Charles Kahariri today visited the Mai Mahiu Disaster Recovery Center to assess the ongoing multi-agency efforts following recent flash floods that led to […]

KDF PROMOTIONS , POSTINGS AND APPOINTMENTS

Today, His Excellency Hon Dr William Samoei Ruto, C.G.H, President of the Republic of Kenya, and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, pursuant to section 9 (2) (a) of the Kenya […]

COMMANDER KENYA ARMY VISITS PERSONNEL AT DFMH

Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General David Tarus today visited KDF personnel and their families at the Defence Forces Memorial Hospital (DFMH). The visit was aimed at comforting them while being […]

KENYA NAVY DIVERS JOIN GARISSA RECOVERY OPERATIONS

Following a boat tragedy where 20 people lost their lives while trying to cross a flooded section of the Nairobi-Garrisa Road, the Kenya Navy (KN) today, dispatched a team of […]

COMRADES OUTREACH

Representative Officers whose mother Unit is 15 Kenya Rifles (15KR) have today paid a visit to Brigadier (Rtd) Joel Munandi at his residence in Makueni County. Led by Ambassador Major […]

COLLABORATING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IN MOYALE

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops undertaking close operations in Moyale in collaboration with Kenya Forest Service (KFS) officers took part in a tree planting exercise within Moyale Forward Operating Base […]

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HOLDS PMC MASS AT ST. PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL

The Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish today held the diocesan Pontifical Missionary Children (PMC) mass at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Nairobi. Lieutenant Colonel (Msgr) John Njue, serving as the […]

HIGH COURT–MISCELLENOUS CRIMINAL APPLICATION CASE–QTR

Miscellaneous Criminal Application Case No.E28 of 2024. Notice for Rehearing of Appeals Republic VS. Jefferey Okuri Peppela and 24 others. Attendance before Court is in person or by advocate on […]

KENYA AIR FORCE HOLDS REQUIEM MASS FOR ITS FALLEN HEROES

Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF), Major General John Omenda, today led a Requiem mass for six (6) of the deceased KAF personnel who lost their lives alongside Chief of Defence […]

A FRIEND IN NEED

Kenya Defence Forces troops deployed in Burahache Forward Operating Base (FOB) under Close Operations  yesterday conducted an impromptu medical outreach at El Banda Centre, Burahache. The troops were on routine […]

SOMALIA EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO KENYA’S DEFENCE LEADERSHIP

Commander of the Somalia National Armed Forces, Major General Ibrahim Sheikh Muhudin, and Somalia’s Ambassador to Kenya, Jabril Ibrahim Abdulle, paid a solemn visit to the Office of Defence Cabinet […]

COUNTRY BIDS FAREWELL TO GENERAL OGOLLA IN SIAYA COUNTY

His Excellency Dr. William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces today led the military fraternity, Kenyans and members of the Diplomatic Corps in […]

MILITARY HONORS AND MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR GENERAL FRANCIS OMONDI OGOLLA

His Excellency Dr. William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces today led the military fraternity, Kenyans and members of the Diplomatic Corps in […]

PRESS STATEMENTS & UPDATES

STATEMENT ON ARREST OF KDF SOLDIERS IN LODWAR

The exercise of professionalism, and restraint by KDF troops operating in Lodwar is recognized and commended. Joint investigations by the relevant competent authorities to further establish facts on this unfortunate […]

MILITARY AND CIVILIAN OFFICIALS TRAINED IN PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING

The Ministry of Defence (MoD), through the Department of Strategy, Policy, and Planning, conducted a comprehensive two-day training program on Performance Contracting (PC) for military and civilian officials. Held at […]

CS DUALE BREAKS GROUND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BLOCK AT NDC

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale in the company of the Deputy Ambassador of the United States (US) in Kenya Hon. Marc Dillard, today presided over the ground-breaking ceremony for […]

ENHANCING ROAD SAFETY AMONG KDF DRIVERS

Commandant Defence Headquarters Camp Admin Unit (DHQ CAU) Brigadier Willy Wesonga on 15-16 April 2024, presided over a two-day seminar on road safety for Kenya Defence Forces drivers organized by […]

PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR ONE FORCE ONE MISSION

Defence Headquarters Camp Administration Unit has on the 16th April concluded the first phase of the Defence Forces Physical Readiness Test (DFPRT) at the Ulinzi Sports Complex, Langata (USCL). Present […]

KENYA ARMY GO GREEN AT KABETE CAMPUS

The Kenya Army Corps of Transport led by Lieutenant Colonel Simon Cherugut in conjunction with the University of Nairobi, Greens of Africa Foundation and Equity Bank today planted over 15,000 […]

WO2 HELLEN OBIRI DEFENDS BOSTON MARATHON TITLE

General Francis Ogolla, Chief of the Defence Forces, leads the KDF fraternity to congratulate WO2 Hellen Obiri who has successfully defended her Boston Marathon Title. Laikipia Air Base’s (LAB) Warrant […]

KENYA QUICK REACTION FORCE BOOSTS MORALE AT MBAU CHILDREN’S HOME WITH DONATION DRIVE

As part of their ongoing commitment to community engagement and humanitarian efforts, the Kenyan Quick Reaction Force (KENQRF) serving under the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic […]

JUNIOR JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COURSE CONDUCTS COAST REGION EDUCATIONAL VISIT

The Junior Joint Command and Staff Course 097/24 conducted an educational tour at Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe, Kenya Ship Yard Limited, (KSL) and Moi International Airport (MIA) from 02 – […]

KENYA AIR FORCE TROOPS GO GREEN IN KAJIADO COUNTY

A team of Kenya Air Force (KAF) personnel from Moi Air Base (MAB) led by Officer Commanding No. 27 Engineering Squadron Major Samuel Chirchir planted 12,000 indigenous trees at Naserian […]

THE SPIRIT OF GIVING DURING RAMADAN

The Kenya Navy Muslim faithful led by Lieutenant Colonel Imam Salim Mwarorah donated assorted food items such as rice, cooking oil, beans, potatoes and dates to Noor Orphanage for Girls […]

MARKING THE LAST FRIDAY OF RAMADAN

Kenya Defence Forces Muslim fraternity today joined their counterparts across the globe in marking the last Friday of Ramadhan at Kahawa Garrison. In a Friday congregation sermon (Khutbah) delivered by […]

KDF BLOOD DONATION DRIVE IN WAJIR

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) personnel from the Mechanised Infantry Brigade deployed at Wajir Forward Operating Base (FOB) for Close Operations led by the Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Samson Kenga […]

MWAK CELEBRATES WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

Military Wives Association of Kenya in conjunction with KDF Compensation and Welfare (C&W) Department on 3rd April 2024 celebrated World Autism Awareness Day in Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru. In Nairobi, […]

SENIOR COURSE OF JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE CONDUCTS CSR TO CHILDREN HOMES

The Senior Joint Command & Staff Course 39 on 2 April 24 visited Garden of Hope Children’s home in Ngong and St. Paul’s Children Home in Bulbul. They spent a […]

DEFCO CELEBRATES GOLDEN JUBILEE

Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla presided over the Defence Forces Canteen Organisation’s (DEFCO) Golden Jubilee celebrations, held at the DEFCO Embakasi Mall, Embakasi Garrison Nairobi. While addressing […]

KENYA AIR FORCE GIFTS BULLDOG AIRCRAFT TO MOI FORCES ACADEMY

Base Commander Moi Air Base (MAB), Brigadier Samwel Kipkorir, led a delegation of Kenya Air Force Personnel in a ceremony to donate a Bulldog aircraft to Moi Forces Academy, Nairobi. […]

CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES COMMISSIONS NEW DEFCO BRANCH IN KISUMU

Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla today Thursday, 28th March 2024 officially opened the newly constructed Defence Forces Canteen Organisation (DEFCO) branch at the Kenya Air Force Forward […]

KDF PERSONNEL PARTICIPATE IN BLOOD DONATION EXERCISE

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) personnel from the Mechanised Infantry Brigade deployed at Moyale Forward Operating Base (FOB) for Close Operations led by the Officer Commanding Major Rowland Muchira participated in […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE SENIOR COURSE TUG OF WAR TOURNAMENT

The students of JCSC Course 39 -2023/24 participated in the finals of Inter-Syndicate Tug of War tournament on 27 March 2024 at the college. The competition is part of the […]

KENYA AIR FORCE BOXER REWARDED FOLLOWING IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE IN THE ALL AFRICAN GAMES

Corporal Edwin Okong’o of Wajir Air Base (WAB) was today awarded The Certificate of Commanders Commendation and promoted to the rank of a Sergeant by Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF), […]

SRI LANKA-KENYA MILITARY COOPERATION

Chief of the Defence Staff of Sri Lanka Armed Forces (CDS SLAF) General Shavedra Silva on Tuesday 26th March 2024 delievered a lecture of opportunity at the National Defence College […]

MWAK HOSTS SPOUSE TO SRI LANKA’S CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The Military Wives Association of Kenya hosted the President of the office the Army Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Sujeewa Nelson, the spouse of Sri Lanka Chief of Defence Staff at […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE CONDUCTS REGIONAL VISITS

The Senior Joint Command and Staff College Course number 39-2023/24 carried out Regional visits to the African countries of Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana as part of the course […]

SRI LANKAN CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF VISITS DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

The Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka Armed Forces (SLAF CDS) General Shavedra Silva visited the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi, on Monday 25th March 2024. He was hosted by Chief […]

CS DUALE HOSTS ALGERIAN AMBASSADOR TO KENYA

25 Mar 24. Algeria’s Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Mahi Boumediene paid a courtesy call to Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale @HonAdenDuale at the Defence Headquarters. The meeting reflected on […]

JSCS HOLDS ITS INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM

The Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC) held its inaugural symposium in Karen, Nairobi aimed at promoting intellectual discourse between its students and the faculty with expert practitioners, researchers and […]

DEFENCE PS ATTENDS THE SECOND SESSION OF THE KENYA-CHINA INVESTMENT FORUM AHEAD OF THE FOCAC SUMMIT

Defence Principal Secretary, Mr. Patrick Mariru, and his counterpart in the State Department for National Treasury, Dr. Chris Kiptoo participated in the Second Session of the Kenya-China Joint Commission on […]

KDF WOMEN FRIENDLY FOOTBALL MATCH – WAJIR

Mechanised Infantry Brigade female Service Members deployed at Wajir hosted the Wajir Queens under 19 years football team at Kasirika Stadium. The event was graced by the Commander Close Operations, […]

A HEALTHY BABY BOY

KDF troops under Close Operations from Gherille while on patrol in the area came to the aid of a pregnant woman who had been on labour for hours. The patrol […]

CHANGE OF GUARD IN THE KENYA ARMY

Lieutenant General David Tarus, the newly promoted Commander Kenya Army has officially taken over the mantle from Lieutenant General Peter Njiru during a Change of Guard ceremony held today at […]

MILITARY ORDINARIATE CELEBRATES CHRISM MASS

The Military Ordinariate of Kenya held Chrism Mass at St Peter & Paul Cathedral at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi, on Thursday, 21 March 2024. The Mass was presided over by […]

COMMANDER KENYA NAVY HOLDS HIS MAIDEN CLEAR LOWER DECK

The Commander Kenya Navy Major General Thomas Ng’ang’a held his maiden clear lower deck at Kenya Navy Base(KNB) Mtongwe and KNB Manda Bay. During his address, Maj Gen Ng’ang’a underscored […]

CELEBRATING RAMADHAN

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Muslim fraternity at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi, joined their counterparts across the globe in intensifying acts of worship during the Holy month of Ramadhan. Ramadan is […]

OUTGOING AND INCOMING COMMANDER KENYA ARMY VISIT NORTH RIFT

Commander Kenya Army, Lieutenant General David Tarus, and his predecessor, Lieutenant General Peter Njiru together paid a visit to troops under ‘Operation Maliza Uhalifu’, North Rift. They visited FOBs in […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE CONDUCTS VISITS TO NAIROBI BASED INSTITUTIONS

On 7th March 2024, the Senior Joint Command and Staff College Course number 39- 2023/24 led by the Commandant of the Joint Command and Staff College Maj Gen E M […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE VISITS MOMBASA BASED INSTITUTIONS

The Senior Joint Command and Staff College Course number 39-2023/24 led by the Commandant Maj Gen E M Kinuthia conducted National Industrial Capacity (NIC) and Kenya Navy visits in the […]

CS DUALE CHAIRS CONSULTATIVE MEETING WITH UASIN GISHU LEADERS TO ADDRESS ELDORET MILITARY LAND DISPUTE

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale chaired a consultative meeting today with elected leaders from the Uasin Gishu County Government, along with officials from the National Land Commission (NLC), to […]

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE KITUI COUNTY MILITARY VETERANS CHAPTER

The Chair of the Military Veterans Advisory Committee, Major General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo led a number of the military veterans in the launch of Kitui County Military Veterans Chapter aimed […]

KDF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT YAA GALBO, MARSABIT COUNTY

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops stationed at the Idido Forward Operating Base (FOB) organised a community engagement initiative in Yaa Galbo village, located in Marsabit County. Led by Officer Commanding, […]

KENYA NAVY HOLDS ANNUAL INTER-UNITS ATHLETICS AND SWIMMING COMPETITION

The Commander Kenya Navy Major General Thomas Ng’ang’a presided over the annual Kenya Navy Inter-Units Athletics and Swimming Competition at Lieutenant Colonel Kimaro Stadium in Mtongwe. The two-day event saw […]

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 […]

DANISH DEFENCE DELEGATION VISIT KENYA NAVY

A delegation from the Danish Ministry of Defence and Danish Defence Command led by the Danish Defence Attaché (DA) to Kenya Colonel Jens Lindvig on Thursday, 14 March 2024 visited […]

KENYA AIR FORCE HOLDS ANNUAL AIR DEFENCE SEMINAR AT LAIKIPIA AIR BASE

Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Major General John Omenda opened the annual Air Defence seminar 2024 themed ‘Air Defence; a precursor for National Development’ at Laikipia Air Base in Nanyuki. […]

PS MARIRU CHAIRS HIGH-LEVEL MEETING WITH TURKANA LEADERS ON ALLOCATION OF MILITARY LAND

The Principal Secretary for Defence, Mr. Patrick Mariru, convened a consultative session between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and senior leaders from Turkana County Government to discuss the allocation of […]

MOI FORCES ACADEMY SETS HIGH TARGET 2024 KCSE CANDIDATES

Moi Forces Academy (MFA) set ambitious goals for its 2024 KCSE candidates on 13th March 2024, during a ceremony held at the school located in Moi Air Base Eastleigh. With […]

CHANGE OF GUARD AT KENYA NAVY HEADQUARTERS

Lieutenant General Jimson Mutai, newly promoted and appointed Vice Chancellor National Defence University – Kenya (NDU – K) handed over command of Kenya Navy to incoming Commander Kenya Navy Major […]

COMMANDER IN CHIEF PRESIDES OVER INVESTITURE OF RANKS AND SWEARING IN CEREMONY

His Excellency Honorable Dr. William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, in an auspicious occasion held at State House, Nairobi; presided over […]

NURTURING A SAVING CULTURE FOR A FINANCIALLY SECURE SOLDIER IN SUPPORT OF ONE FORCE ONE MISSION

The Defence Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (DESACCO) held its Delegates’ training on 7th and the Annual Delegates Meeting on 8th March respectively at the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Leadership […]

PRESS RELEASE- KDF PROMOTIONS POSTINGS AND APPOINTMENTS MARCH 2024

His Excellency Hon Dr William Samoei Ruto, C.G.H, President of the Republic of Kenya, and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces pursuant to section 9 (2) (a) of the Kenya Defence […]

KDF HOSTS UPDF FOR BENCHMARK

The Chief of Strategic Plans and Policy at the Defence Headquarters, Brigadier Richard Mwanzia, today hosted senior officers from the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) who are in the country […]

AMBASSADOR MAARTEN BROUWER WITNESSES COMMAND POST EXERCISE (JA24) CLOSING CEREMONY AT HUMANITARIAN PEACE SUPPORT SCHOOL

His Excellence Mr. Maarten Brouwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Kenya, and Brigadier General John LeBlanc, the Deputy Commanding General of SETAF-AF, today 7th March 2024 presided […]

DEPUTY ARMY COMMANDER PRESIDES OVER EXERCISE JUSTIFIED ACCORD 2024 CLOSING CEREMONY

Kenya Deputy Army Commander (DAC) Major General David Tarus and the Southern European Task Force in Africa (SETAF-AF), Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement (DCME), Ambassador Roberts Scott today […]

AMBASSADOR ROBERTS SCOTT AND THE DEPUTY ARMY COMMANDER VISIT JA24 PARTICIPANTS AT HPSS

The Southern European Task Force in Africa (SETAF-AF), Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement (DCME), Ambassador Roberts Scott accompanied by the Deputy Army Commander (DAC) Major General David Tarus […]

FOSTERING STRATEGIC RELATIONS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Commander Medical Research and Development Centre, Brigadier General Bailey today 6th March 2024 paid a courtesy call to Defence Forces Memorial Hospital (DFMH) to oversee the progress on the partnership […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE OFFICERS VISIT KENYA NAVY

The Commandant Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC), Major General Eric Kinuthia, led Senior Joint Command and Staff Course Student Officers for an educational tour at Kenya Navy Base, Mtongwe […]

MILITARY POLICE FETED DURING EXERCISE JUSTIFIED ACORD 2024

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Military Police and 32 Massachusetts National Guardsmen from the 772nd Military Police Company personnel have participated in joint training during the ongoing Multinational Exercise Justified Accord […]

SETAF-AF LEADERSHIP VISITS HUMANITARIAN PEACE SUPPORT SCHOOL

The leadership team of the Southern European Task Force in Africa (SETAF-AF), headed by Brigadier General John LeBlanc, Deputy Commanding General of SETAF-AF, and Colonel Adontis Atkins, Director of Signal […]

ARCHER’S POST CARES: A MEDICAL COMPASSION DRIVE

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) medical personnel from Kenya Army Medical Corps (KAMC) and the United States Army medical team participating in the multinational exercise codenamed Exercise Justified Accord 2024 in […]

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 […]

ETHIOPIAN PRIME MINISTER LAYS WREATH AT UGNM&M

Air Force Deputy Commander Brigadier Peter Githinji today received His Excellency Abiy Ahmed Ali the Prime Minister of Ethiopia in a colourful ceremony at Uhuru Gardens National Monument and Museum […]

PS MARIRU HOSTS ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

Defence Principal Secretary, Mr Patrick Mariru today hosted the Israeli Ambassador to Kenya, His Excellency Mr. Michael Lotem who paid him a courtesy visit at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi. The […]

EX JITEGEMEE XXV FLAG -OFF

Deputy Commander Kenya Navy Brigadier Yahya Abdi flagged off Kenya Navy Ship (KNS) Jasiri and KNS Shujaa on Exercise Jitegemee XXV training cruise for a comprehensive sea practical training for […]

CS DUALE HOSTS COUNTRY DIRECTOR FOR WORLD FOOD PROGRAM

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale hosted the Country Director for the United Nations World Food Program (UN-WFP) Ms. Lauren Landi who paid him a courtesy visit at the Defence […]

EXERCISE JUSTIFIED ACCORD 2024 KICKS OFF AT NANYUKI

JUSTIFIED ACCORD 24 (JA24), the Joint Multinational Field Training Exercise (FTX) commenced today 26th February 2024 at the Counter Insurgency, Terrorism, and Stability Operations Center (CITSO) in Nanyuki, Laikipia County. […]

UK MINISTER OF STATE FOR ARMED FORCES VISITS CITSO, IN NANYUKI

Right Honourable James Heappey MP, the United Kingdom Minister of State for Armed Forces today 26th February 2024 visited the Counter Insurgency Terrorism and Stability Operations (CITSO) Training Center in […]

KENYA AIR FORCE AND USA JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIVERSITY CONDUCT COMBINED JOINT AIR FIREPOWER INTEGRATION COURSE (C-JFIC) AT MOI AIR BAS

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mwenemeru, representing Wajir Air Base (WAB) Brigadier Stephen Sane, closed the Combined Joint Air Firepower Integration Course (C-JFIC) at Moi Air Base, facilitated by the US Joint […]

CS DUALE COMMISSIONS NEW DORMITORY AT MOI FORCES ACADEMY

Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Aden Duale, today unveiled a new two-storey dormitory at the Moi Forces Academy in Nairobi. This facility aims to alleviate overcrowding and accommodate the increasing student population […]

PS DEFENCE APPEARS BEFORE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE, INTELLIGENCE AND FOREIGN RELATIONS

Defence Principal Secretary Mr. Patrick Mariru, accompanied by Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Lt. Gen Jonah Mwangi appeared before the National Assembly Committee on Defence, Intelligence, and Foreign Relations. They […]

CS DUALE HOSTS JAPANESE AMBASSADOR

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale today engaged in bilateral discussions with the Japanese Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Okaniwa Ken, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Defence Headquarters, […]

EGYPTIAN MILITARY DELEGATION VISITS KENYA

Military Delegates of The Arab Republic of Egypt, earlier this week made a courtesy visit to Chief of the Defence Forces, General Francis Ogolla, at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) before […]

KDF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT ALI ISMAIL, DIFF SUBCOUNTY, WAJIR COUNTY.

KDF troops based at Diff Forward Operating Base (FOB) in collaboration with Diff Sub-County hospital conducted free medical camp at Ali Ismail location, Diff Sub-County in Wajir County. Over 60 […]

SENIOR JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COURSE VISIT TO WESTERN COMMAND

The Senior Joint Command and Staff Course Students of Course 39-2023/24 visited Western Command Headquarters in Gilgil on 19 February 2024 and were hosted by the General Officer Commanding Western […]

HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW TRAINING COMMENCES AT MOI AIR BASE

The Chief of Operations, Kenya Air Force, Colonel Kyalo Munyao, today officially opened The Human Rights & International Humanitarian Law Training seminar, facilitated by the United States Defense Institute of […]

VICE CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES OFFICIALLY OPENS THE 28TH REGIONAL SENIOR MISSION LEADERS COURSE

Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Lt. Gen Jonah Mwangi today officiated the commencement of the 28th Regional Senior Mission Leaders’ Course at the International Peace Support Training Centre in Karen, […]

PURSUIT FOR PEACE IN KONTON

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops based at Konton Forward Operating Base (FOB), held a Key Leadership Engagement meeting with the local administration, village elders, Konton primary school headteacher, National Police […]

GREEN FIRE SOLIDARITY

A section of serving and retired General and Senior Officers whose mother Unit is 1 Kenya Rifles (1 KR) visited General (Rtd) Mohamud Haji Mohamed at his Nairobi office, the […]

ENDING EXTREMISM THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in conjunction with the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), undertook a Security Sector Counter Violent Extremism (SSCVE) program targeting residents of Mapenya and Mkunumbi in Lamu […]

RACE TOWARDS CDF BORA CUP

Commander Kenya Navy Base (KNB) Mtongwe, Brigadier Peter Chelimo, officially presided over the closing ceremony of a three-day inter-units football tournament held at Kenya Navy Headquarters, Lieutenant Colonel Kimaro Stadium. […]

NDU-K HOLDS SIXTH REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

The National Defence University-Kenya (NDU-K) held its 6th Regular Council Meeting today, 16 February 2024, at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) in Karen, a college of NDU-K. From […]

UNITY IN SECURITY

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops at Bura Forward Operating Base (FOB) under Operation Amani Boni (OAB), engaged the local administrative leadership together with the community, to enhance rapport and working […]

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT BELES QOOQANI

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops deployed under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) at Belles Qooqani, participated in various community engagement activities with the area residents. This was […]

JCSC PARTICIPANTS VISIT THE KENYA AIR FORCE

Senior Joint Command and Staff Course participants and Staff from the Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC) in Karen visited the Kenya Air Force (KAF) Headquarters in Nairobi. The participants, […]

INTER WINGS FOOTBALL COMPETITION KICKS OFF AT MOI AIR BASE

Base Commander Helicopter Wing Colonel Tobias Vigisa presided over the opening of the Inter Wings Competitions at Sina Makosa grounds in Moi Air Base (MAB), Nairobi. The week-long football tournament […]

SAFETY AWARENESS AT MOI AIR BASE

Base Commander Moi Air Base (MAB) Brigadier Samuel Kipkorir, presided over the official opening of the MAB Safety Awareness Week at the MAB Gymnasium hall in Nairobi. The Base Safety […]

AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS IN AN ERA OF GEOPOLITICAL COMPETITION LECTURE

Professor Thomas Simpson, an associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy from the Blavatnic School of Government, Oxford University, in the United Kingdom today, delivered a Lecture on autonomous Weapons […]

INDUCTING NEWLY RECRUITED NURSES

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) through the Department of Human Resource Management and Development (HRM&D) today commenced a two-day induction for the newly recruited specialized Nurses deployed at Defence hospitals. […]

CS DUALE REASSURES PARLIAMENT OF THE MINISTRY’S COMMITMENT TO HAVE KENYA SPACE AGENCY FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale has reiterated the commitment of the Ministry of Defence to ensure that the Kenya Space Agency (KSA) is fully operational and is […]

KENYA DEFENCE FORCES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OBSERVES ASH WEDNESDAY AT DHQ

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Christian Faithful on Wednesday, 14 February 2024 joined the Christian community around the world in observing Ash Wednesday, a day that marks the start of […]

CS DUALE HOSTS NETHERLANDS’ VICE MINISTER

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale held bilateral discussions with the Vice Minister and Director General for Political Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mr. Marcel de […]

METROPOLITAN CATHOLIC TRIBUNAL ANNUAL MEETING

The Metropolitan Catholic Tribunal that comprises representatives from Archdiocese of Nairobi, Ngong, Machakos, Wote, Kitui, Nakuru, and Kericho today, hosted their annual meeting at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in Nairobi […]

CS DUALE SIGNS MARITIME AGREEMENT BETWEEN KENYA AND DENMARK

Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark in Kenya H.E Stephen Schonemann today signed an Implementing Partner Agreement on Maritime Cooperation at […]

PS DEFENCE TOURS KAHAWA GARRISON

The Principal Secretary for Defence Mr. Patrick Mariru today made his maiden tour to the various Units domiciled at Kahawa Garrison in a bid to familiarize himself with the operations […]

MALAWI DEFENCE FORCES VISITS THE KENYA NAVY

A delegation from the Malawi Defence Forces (MDF) led by Malawi Air Force Headquarters Inspector General, Colonel Owen Sambalopa, visited Kenya Navy and the Kenya Shipyards Limited (KSL) Mombasa on […]

STRENGTHENING KENYA – CHINA RELATIONS

The Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport corridor (LAPSSET) project management team, and KDF hosted the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Dr. Zhou Pingjian. The Ambassador’s visit was to establish the […]

DRIVE FOR A HEALTHY FORCE

Director of Medical Services (DMS) Major General (Dr) George Ng’ang’a today hosted the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Commander, Colonel Eliab Lozano, at the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi. […]

UNITY AND TALENT THROUGH SPORTS

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) supported the finals of a month-long football league between Boraamani and Milimani Football Clubs (FC) in Mokowe, Lamu County with a view to promoting cohesion […]

SENIOR JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COURSE FIELD EXERCISE

Senior Joint Command and Staff Course Students of Course 39 -2023/24 at the Joint Command and Staff College conducted a field Training Exercise Without Troops on Friday 2 February. The […]

POLISH PRESIDENT LAYS WREATH AT UGNM&M

His Excellency Andrzej Duda President of the Republic of Poland today laid a wreath of flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in a ceremony held at Uhuru Gardens […]

LAIKIPIA AIR BASE HOLDS THE ANNUAL SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK

Base Commander, Laikipia Air Base, Brigadier Mohamud Farah today, led the Base as it began the Annual Safety Awareness Week Programme, themed ‘Our Safety, Our Responsibility.’ The event is scheduled […]

KAHAWA GARRISON TRIUMPHS OVER LAIKIPIA IN CDF BORA CUP VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

The Commandant School of Infantry (SOI), Brigadier Pascal Kitiro, presided over the closing ceremony of the Chief of Defence Forces’ Bora Cup Volleyball tournament held at Laikipia Air Base (LAB), […]

CS DEFENCE ATTENDS IMCTC MEETING IN RIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

On the margins of the 2nd Meeting of the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale held bilateral […]

SENSITIZING LAMU LOCALS AGAINST TERRORISM

The Security Sector Counter-Violent Extremism (SSCVE) team in collaboration with Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops deployed under Operation Amani Boni (OAB), conducted Counter-Terrorism (CT) sensitization forums in Bobo, Roka, Bobo, […]

SHAPING KDF-SPONSORED SCHOOL INTO CENTRES OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla today held a meeting with Principals and Headteachers of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) sponsored Primary and Secondary schools at the […]

JUNIOR LEADERSHIP COURSE GRADUATES

Kenya Navy Junior Leadership Course (JLC) reached its culmination today, in a graduation ceremony presided over by Commander Kenya Navy Fleet, Brigadier Sankale Kiswaa, at the 15 Kenya Rifles in […]

PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS FUND SETS SAIL

Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale has launched the National Peace Support Operations (PSOs) Fund at Kahawa Garrison, Nairobi today. The Fund is meant to, among others; support the […]

CDF LAUNCHES A FIVE-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SURGEONS

Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Francis Ogolla officially launched a five-year training program under the auspices of ‘College of Surgeons for East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)’ at […]

CS DEFENCE HOLDS BILATERAL TALKS WITH PAKISTANI HIGH COMMISSIONER TO KENYA

Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale today hosted the Pakistani High Commissioner to Kenya H.E Ibrahim Hussain Khan at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi. During the meeting, Hon. Duale noted […]

PS DEFENCE INSPECTS ONGOING MAINTENANCE WORKS AT PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS

The Principal Secretary for Defence Mr. Patrick Mariru today made an inspection tour of the ongoing maintenance works at the Parliament buildings in Nairobi. The Proposed National Assembly Long Recess […]

FOOTBALL FOR PEACE

A multi-agency security team operating in Hulugho, Garissa County, organized a football tournament to sensitize the locals on security matters and the importance of sporting activities in the community. Led […]

CELEBRATING BEAUTY AND STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY

The Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC) marked its Cultural Day under the theme ‘Celebrating the blending of Cultures in a Multicultural Society,’ at the College in Karen, Nairobi. The […]

CS DEFENCE CALLS FOR A MORE PEACEFUL, SECURE AND STABLE EASTERN AFRICA REGION

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale has underscored the need to have a more peaceful, secure and integrated Eastern Africa region saying it is ideal for sustainable socio-economic development of […]

PULLING TOGETHER IN PURSUIT OF PEACE IN BONI ENCLAVE

Operation Amani Boni Commander, Brigadier Jattani Gula, held a Key Leadership Engagement meeting with His Excellency Issa Timamy, the Governor of Lamu County, on ways to bolster peace and security […]

EACRF HANDS OVER MISSION INSTRUMENTS TO THE SECRETARY GENERAL AT EAC HEADQUARTERS, ARUSHA

The Force Commander (FC) East African Community Regional Force (EACRF) Major General Aphaxard Muthuri Kiugu on Friday, 26th January, 2024 handed over the East African Community (EAC) Flag and other […]

READY TO FLY

Deputy Army Commander (DAC) Major General David Tarus has today officiated the closing ceremony of the Parachute Basic Course at Laikipia Air Base (LAB), in Nanyuki. The parachute course saw […]

CS DUALE HOSTS CS MOSES KURIA AT THE DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

In a bid to assess the performance of the Ministry of Defence and the key milestones that it has achieved within its Constitutional mandate, Hon. Aden Duale, the Cabinet Secretary […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE VISIT TO NANYUKI REGION FORMATIONS

The Senior Joint Command and Staff College Students of Course 39 of 2023/24 together with the Commandant Maj Gen E M Kinuthia, College Leadership and Faculty Members conducted a regional […]

KDF ATMIS DRAWDOWN TAKES EFFECT 

General Officer Commanding Eastern Command Major General Juma Mwinyikayi, received part of  Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops who have been in Somalia under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia […]

EASF CHIEFS OF DEFENCE STAFF MEETING

Chief of Defence Forces, General Francis Ogolla today presided over the Eastern Africa Standby Force Chiefs of Defence Staff meeting in Nairobi. The session is a part of the 32nd […]

UNITY IN HEALTH AND SECURITY

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale has signed for the gifting of CT Scan equipment, by the Government of India, to the Kenya Navy Base-Mtongwe. During the signing […]

UNITED STATES AFRICOM COMBATANT COMMANDER VISITS DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

The United States (US) Africa Command (AFRICOM) Combatant Commander General Michael Langley  visited the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi. He was received by Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla. […]

EASF HOLDS 32ND POLICY ORGANS MEETING

Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) today embarked on the 32nd policy organs meeting in Nairobi. The five days meeting themed ‘A Capability of Choice for Peace, Security, and Integration in […]

MWAK HOLDS QUARTERLY MEETING

The Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) held its Quarterly meeting at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) Embakasi, Nairobi. The objective of the meeting was to introduce MWAK members […]

COUNTERTERRORISM AWARENESS PROGRAM

KDF under the Security Sector Counter Violent Extremism program(SSCVE) in conjunction with the National Police Service Directorate, undertook a counterterrorism sensitization and awareness program aimed at increasing competency among the […]

JUNIOR JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COURSE 097/24 OPENING CEREMONY

The Junior Joint Command and Staff Course 097/2024 commenced on 15 January 2024. The 14 weeks course is comprised of 50 officers of the rank of Captain and Major drawn […]

CELEBRATING UNITY IN DIVERSITY DURING NDC CULTURAL DAY

It was pomp and colour at the National Defence College (NDC) as the course participants of Course 26 of 2023/24 showcased their rich cultural diversity and heritage during this year’s […]

Senior Private Winnie Boinet has clutched her maiden title of 10-kilometre women’s race win, during the 43rd edition of the Kenya Defence Forces Cross Country Championships held at the Ulinzi […]

CANADIAN AMBASSADOR DELIVERS A LECTURE OF OPPORTUNITY AT NDC

Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security H.E Jacqueline O’Neil delivered a lecture of opportunity at the National Defence College (NDC) on Thursday 18 January 2024. The Ambassador was received […]

CS PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF GARISSA AIRSTRIP

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale has assured the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) of the steadfast support of the Ministry of Defence in the intended major refurbishment of Garissa Airstrip […]

PS DEFENCE OFFICIATES HOUSING AGREEMENT CONTRACT

Defence Principal Secretary Mr. Patrick Mariru and the Director of China Railway Engineering Group, Mr. Hu DongPo earlier today signed a housing agreement contract dubbed ‘KDF Public Private Partnerships Housing […]

DEFENCE PS PRESIDES SIGNING OF MOU BETWEEN MOD AND KEMRI

Defence Principal Secretary Mr. Patrick Mariru and his counterpart for Medical Services Mr. Harry Kimtai have this evening signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Defence and […]

CS DUALE COMMITS TO MAKE KENYA MEAT COMMISSION COMPETITIVE AND MORE PROFITABLE

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale has emphasized the commitment of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to transform the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) with a view of making it a […]

BODHEI COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Kenya Army troops in Bodhei, Lamu County under Operation Amani Boni (OAB), handed over a renovated football pitch to Bodhei Majengo community done by the 4th Field Squadron,10 Engineers Battalion […]

BASE COMMANDER LAB LEADS AWARD CEREMONY AT LAIKIPIA AIR BASE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Base Commander Laikipia Air Base (LAB), Brigadier Mohamud Farah led an award ceremony at Laikipia Air Base primary school for top performers in the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education […]

CS DUALE HOSTS EGYPTIAN DEFENCE ATTACHÈ

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale today hosted the Egyptian Ambassador to Kenya His Excellency Wael Nasreldin Attiya and Defence Attaché Brig Gen Walid Aboelezz who paid him a courtesy […]

ASSERTING PEACE IN THE NORTH RIFT, CDF AND IG VISITS ‘OMU’ NORTH RIFT

The Chief of Defence Forces, General Francis Ogolla and Inspector General of Police Mr. Japheth Koome today toured the North Rift Region as Operation Maliza Uhalifu (OMU) continues to pacify […]

HON DUALE ENGAGES MOI FORCES ACADEMIES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP

The Ministry of Defence remains steadfast in supporting all KDF-sponsored schools with a view of making them centres of excellence not only in the country but also in the region. […]

STEADY IN MISSION: 4TH BRIGADE ASSUMES OPERATION AMANI BONI

The Commander Operation Amani Boni (OAB) also the Commander 8th brigade, Brigadier David Chesire, officially handed over the Command of the OAB to Brigadier Jattani Gula the Commander 4th brigade. […]

CS DUALE HOSTS CZECHIA AMBASSADOR TO KENYA

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale today hosted the Czechia Ambassador to Kenya Her Excellency Ms. Nicol Adamcovà who paid him a courtesy visit at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi. The […]

CS DUALE CHAIRS DEFMIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale today chaired a meeting for the Board of Trustees for the Defence Forces Medical Insurance Scheme (DEFMIS) at Defence Headquarters in Nairobi. The meeting […]

KENYAN PEACEKEEPING TROOPS SPREAD JOY AT MAMA OLIVE LEMBE KABILA CHILDREN’S HOME

Kenya Signal 2 Company, a contingent serving under the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), embarked on a heartwarming visit to the Orphelinat […]

KENYA AND JAPAN DEFENCE RELATIONS

The Kenya Defence Forces and Japan Ministry of Defence on 9th January 2024 held the inaugural military to military dialogue at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi. The Japanese delegation led by […]

ITALIAN DEFENCE ATTACHÉ TO SOMALIA VISITS KENYA NAVY

Commander Kenya Navy, Major General Jimson Mutai hosted the Italian Defence Attaché (DA) to Somalia, Captain (Navy) Mario De Rosa in his office at the Kenya Navy Headquarters today. During […]

MWAK JOINS FAMILY GROUP FOUNDATION IN COMMISSIONING AND SEND-OFF CEREMONY FOR SCHOLARSHIP BENEFICIARIES

Members of the Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) led by the Chairperson Mrs. Aileen Ogolla joined Family Group Foundation, under the Family Group Limited today to host the 2024 […]

23 MIB COLOURS RETURN TO UNIT AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF STATE DUTIES

23 Mechanized Infantry Battalion (MIB) Presidential and Regimental Colours were returned to Unit at the Laikipia KDF Range in Nanyuki following a year long deployment on state duties. The Unit […]

CS DUALE, CDF GENERAL OGOLLA VISIT KDF TROOPS IN SOMALIA

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale and Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla visited Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops serving under the African Union Transition Mission in […]

COMMANDER KENYA AIR FORCE VISITS MOMBASA FOB

The Kenya Air Force (KAF) Commander, Major General John Omenda, paid a visit to the Mombasa Forward Operating Base (FOB). This visit, aimed at evaluating operational capabilities and boosting morale […]

COMMANDER KENYA ARMY END OF YEAR TOUR TO NAIROBI REGION

Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Peter Njiru toured Formations and Units based in Embakasi and Kahawa Garrisons in Nairobi. The visits are part of the Commander’s end of […]

CDF CHRISTMAS VISIT

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla together with his spouse Mrs. Aileen Ogolla (Chairlady MWAK) visited Kenya Defence Forces troops and families undergoing medical care at Defence […]

SPREADING CHRISTMAS LOVE IN ELDORET REGION

Deputy Commander Kenya Army Major General David Tarus visited troops deployed in Moi Barracks, Eldoret. The visit was aimed at boosting their morale as well as wishing them good tidings […]

CDF RECEIVES KDF TROOPS AFTER SUCCESSFUL MISSION IN CONGO

Chief of Defence Forces General Francis Ogolla, today received the last cohort of KDF troops deployed under the East Africa Community Regional Forces (EACRF) in the Eastern Democratic Republic of […]

KENYA AIR FORCE HOSTS CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY AT MOI AIR BASE

In a heartwarming gesture, the Kenya Air Force (KAF) personnel at Moi Air Base (MAB) organized a dazzling Christmas party for the community’s children, turning the Sina Makosa grounds into […]

SHARING CHRISTMAS LOVE

On 19 December 2023, Vice Chief of the Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Jonah Mwangi accompanied by his wife, Mrs Joyce Mwangi, paid a routine visit to patients admitted at […]

GOC EASTERN COMMAND VISITS MARIAKANI GARISSON

General Officer Commanding Eastern Command (GOC EASTCOM), Major General Juma Mwinyikai visited Mariakani Garisson, Kilifi County. This is part of the end year tour to EASTCOM Formations and Units. During […]

CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES SEASON’S GREETING MESSAGE

I send Season’s Greetings and warm regards to all personnel of the Ministry of Defence, Kenya Defence Forces and their families. This is a special season to thank the Almighty […]

DEFOCA MUKURU STUDYVILLE SPREADS CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT MARY IMMACULATE REHABILITATION CENTRE

In the spirit of spreading Christmas compassion and embodying the true essence of the season, children of Mary Immaculate Rehabilitation Centre today received early Christmas gifts from Defence Forces Old […]

KENYA NAVY DAY : A SALUTE TO MARITIME EXCELLENCE

It was flair and glam as Kenya Navy Sailors celebrated their 59th Kenya Navy Day at Lieutenant Colonel Kimaro grounds today, 15 December 2023 in a festivity dedicated to men […]

CS DUALE HOLDS BILATERAL TALKS WITH THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale today held bilateral talks with the French Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Arnaud Suquet who paid him a courtesy visit at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi. […]

PS MARIRU BREAKS GROUND FOR REFURBISHMENT OF KASARANI SPORTS COMPLEX

The Principal Secretary for Defence Mr. Patrick Mariru has this evening accompanied the Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Creative Economy and Sports Hon. Ababu Namwamba, Sports Principal Secretary Eng. Peter […]

JUNIOR JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COURSE 096/23 GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Junior Joint Command and Staff Course 096/23 graduation ceremony was held on 14 Nov 23. The Course which commenced on 11 Sep 23 and ran for 14 weeks, comprised […]

AUCTION NOTICE

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE:  AUCTION NOTICE The Ministry of Defence (MOD) will sell by Public Auction Casted Vehicles, Equipment and General stores through the following tenders: – MOD/423(0701) 2023/24 : KNB […]

KENYA ARMY CORPS OF SIGNAL VISITS CHILDREN’S HOME

The Kenya Army Corps of Signal Officers and Service members paid a Charity Visit to Mama Elizabeth Children Home in Korogocho. The Children’s home provides support for over 60 Children’s […]

MONUSCO FORCE COMMANDER COMMENDS KENYAN TROOPS AND HONORS INDEPENDENCE HEROES ON 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Lieutenant General Otávio Rodrigues de Miranda Filho, Force Commander for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), today hosted members of the Kenyan […]

KDF TROOPS AID IN CHILD DELIVERY ON JAMHURI DAY

Kenya Defence Forces troops under ‘Operation Maliza Uhalifu’ in the North Rift region marked the 60th Jamhuri Day with assisting a woman in labour pains at Mukutani Military Camp in […]

COMMANDER KENYA NAVY VISITS KENYA NAVY BASE MANDA BAY

Commander Kenya Navy, Major General Jimson Mutai has made a command visit to Kenya Navy Base (KNB) Manda Bay as part of his end of year tour to Kenya Navy […]

25 MIB PRESENTED WITH PRESIDENTIAL AND REGIMENTAL COLOURS AS KENYA MARKS 60 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

His Excellency Dr. William Ruto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces and the President of the Republic of Kenya has today presented both the Presidential and Regimental Colours to  […]

INDIAN NAVY, KENYA NAVY TEAM UP FOR EYE HEALTH CAMP IN LAMU

In a remarkable demonstration of international collaboration and goodwill, Indian Navy, Kenya Navy, Lamu County Government Department of Health and Mombasa Eye Hospital jointly conducted an eye medical camp at […]

KDF PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL MILITARY SPORTS COUNCIL ATHLETICS CONFERENCE 2023

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has joined the global community at the International Military Sports Council (CISM) Athletics Conference 2023 which is ongoing in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. With 139 […]

DEPUTY COMMANDER KENYA ARMY RECEIVES KDF TROOPS FROM DRC

Deputy Army Commander, Major General David Tarus on the 09 Dec 2023, received more troops of the Kenyan Contingent under the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF) at Embakasi Garrison, […]

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FETED FOR TRANSPARENCY IN FINANCIAL REPORTING

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been feted for prudent use of resources and for . accountability, transparency and integrity in financial reporting during this year’s Financial Reporting (FiRe) Awards […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (JCSC) FOOTBALL MATCH AGAINST MOI AIR BASE (MAB)

The students of JCSC Junior and Senior Wings participated in a football match against MAB Officers on 6 December 2023 at the Ulinzi Sports Complex, Lang’ata. As a tradition, the […]

CS DUALE REAFFIRMS KENYA’S COMMITMENT TO PURSUE REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PEACE

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale has reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to pursue regional and international peace by actively participating in the United Nations (UN) and other regional peace support mechanisms. […]

KENYA DEFENCE FORCES HOSTS 5TH KENYA-EGYPT JOINT MILITARY COMMITTEE MEETING

The Kenya Defence Forces, today hosted the Egyptian delegates for the fifth Kenya-Egypt Joint Military Committee (JMC) meeting, to discuss various military matters, at Defence Headquarters, Nairobi. The meeting aimed […]

NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE STUDENTS VISIT KENYA NAVY

Major General Charles Kahariri, Deputy Commandant National Defence College (NDC) on Tuesday, 05 December 2023 led a delegation of NDC staff and students of course 26 2023/2024 on an educational […]

ASSISTANCE TO CIVIL AUTHORITIES

Kenya Navy divers were deployed to assist flood-affected communities in Gamba, Tana River County. The floods were triggered by River Tana breaking its banks following a strong downpour upstream. The […]

KENYA ARMY CORPS OF SIGNALS FRATERNITY HELD IT’S FIRST MENTORSHIP GET TOGETHER

The Kenya Army Corps of Signals (KACS) serving and retired officers held a mentorship get together party, under the theme “Constellation of Prontos, Bridging the Past, Present and Future,” at […]

DEFABA EMERGES VICTORIOUS IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE

The Defence Forces Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (DEFABA) emerged victorious in the just concluded 4th leg of the national league which was held at Nanyuki. Stakes were high in […]

KENCON TROOPS UNDER EACRF COMMENCE EXIT FROM DRC

The East African Community Regional Force (EACRF) has began exiting troops from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The first group of the Kenya Contingent (KENCON) troops left Goma International […]

CDF LAUDS EACRF TROOPS FOR REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla has commended troops under the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF) troops for achieving significant milestones since their deployment in the […]

KDF JOIN THE WORLD IN OBSERVING WORLD AIDS DAY

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) joined the international community in observing thel World Aids Day (WAD) themed “Let the Community Lead” at Kenya Military Academy (KMA)  in Lanet, Nakuru. This […]

PS DEFENCE APPEARS BEFORE THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON DELEGATED LEGISLATION

Defence Principal Secretary Mr Patrick Mariru has today 1 December 2023, appeared before The National Assembly Committee on Delegated Legislation, for clarifications on the proposed Public Finance Management (Ulinzi Prime […]

COMMANDER KENYA AIR FORCE COMMENCES END OF YEAR TOUR AT MOI AIR BASE

Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Major General John Omenda on Wednesday, 29th November 2022 visited Moi Air Base (MAB) Nairobi. During the visit, Commander KAF inspected various departments and premises […]

DFCS HOLDS NATIONAL MILITARY YOUTH CONFERENCE IN MOMBASA

Defence Forces Chaplaincy Service(DFCS) officially inaugurated a five-day Anglican Church (AC) Military Episcopate National Military Youth Conference at Moi Forces Academy, Mombasa on Tuesday 28 November 2023. Over 420 youths […]

MWAK MENTORS YOUTH DURING NATIONAL MILITARY YOUTH CONFERENCE IN MOMBASA

Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) Chairlady Mrs Aileen Ogolla on 29th, November, 2023. presided over youth mentorship program at Moi Forces Academy, Mombasa . The week long annual National […]

NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE STUDENTS ON STUDY VISIT AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

The Chief of Defence Forces, General Francis Ogolla, has today 28th November 2023 hosted the National Defence College (NDC) course 26-2023/2024 participants at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi. The NDC staff […]

COMMANDER KENYA NAVY VISITS SAILORS AT SHIMONI MARSS STATION

Major General Jimson Mutai, Commander Kenya Navy today paid a visit to sailors at Shimoni Maritime Surveillance Squadron (MARSS) Station in Kwale County. The Commander’s visit intended to bolster military […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (JCSC) PARTNERS WITH KINGDOM BANK IN TREE GROWING EVENT

JCSC partnered with the Kingdom Bank to plant trees within the College environs. The Commandant Maj Gen E M Kinuthia and Kingdom Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. […]

KDF EMERGES VICTORIOUS IN INTER DISCPLINE FORCES TAEKWONDO LEAGUE

Moi Air Base hosted the Inter discipline forces Taekwondo League today, 22nd November 2023 which ended after fierce competition that saw teams from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), General Service […]

CDF OPENS THE MILITARY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CONFERENCE

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla today opened this year’s Military Christian Fellowship of Kenya (MCFK) Conference at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi under the […]

SENIOR AND JUNIOR LEADERSHIP COURSE TRAINING COMMENCES

Deputy Commander Kenya Navy Brigadier Yahya Abdi today, presided over the opening ceremony of Senior and Junior Leadership Courses in Mariakani, Kilifi County. The aim of the leadership courses is […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (JCSC) STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN FOOTBALL FINALS COMPETITION

JCSC students of Course 39 of 2023/24 participated in Inter Syndicates football finals on Wednesday 15 November 2023 which is part of the College sports series. The Event was graced […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (JCSC) CLASS OF 2022/2023 GRADUATES IN FIRST NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY KENYA (NDU-K) GRADUATION

The Joint Command and Staff College Students of Course 38-2022/2023 comprising 59 officers from the Kenya Defence Forces and Allied countries formed the First Graduates of the National Defence University-Kenya […]

MWAK CONDUCTS PRE-DEPLOYMENT COUNSELLING FOR SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Members of the Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) led by the Chairlady Mrs. Aileen Ogolla jointly with the Compensation and Welfare Department from Defence Headquarters today conducted pre-deployment counselling […]

KENYA AIR FORCE PARTNERS WITH WAJIR COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND THE KENYA RED CROSS IN RELIEF FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The Kenya Air Force (KAF) in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross and Wajir County government participated in a food distribution exercise in Wajir County. The aim of the exercise […]

NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY-KENYA MARKS FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY

The National Defence University-Kenya Chancellor, H.E Dr. William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of Defence Forces today presided over the 1st graduation ceremony of […]

MWAK CELEBRATE WORLD ORPHANS DAY 2023

Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) led by the Chairperson Mrs. Aileen Ogolla joined KDF Orphans and their guardians in celebrating World Orphans Day at Ulinzi Sport Complex in Lang’ata […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (JCSC) PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL BANK OF KENYA (NBK) IN TREE PLANTING AND GROWING EVENT

JCSC partnered with the NBK to plant trees within the College presincts. The Commandant Maj Gen E M Kinuthia and NBK representative Director Marketing, Corporate Communications and Citizenship Bernadette Ngara […]

NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY-KENYA 1ST GRADUATION

The National Defence University-Kenya will convene the 1st congregation to confer certificate degrees and award diplomas on Friday 17th November 2023, in Lanet Nakuru County. The event will be presided […]

CS DUALE HOLDS BILATERAL TALKS WITH HIS ITALIAN COUNTERPART

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale who is on an official visit in Rome, Italy held bilateral talks with the Minister for Defence from the Republic of Italy the Right […]

CS DUALE VISITS THALES ALENIA SPACE IN ITALY

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale today held talks with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Thales Alenia Space Italia Mr Massimo Claudio Comparini during his official visit in Rome, […]

VICE CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES OBSERVES NATIONAL TREE PLANTING EXERCISE IN KAJIADO

The Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Jonah Mwangi, observed the nationwide tree planting exercise in Kajiado West Technical and Vocational College in Kimuka, Kajiado West Constituency. The […]

OMU TROOPS PARTICIPATES IN THE NATIONAL TREE PLANTING DAY

‘Operation Maliza Uhalifu’ troops deployed in Mukutani FOB in conjunction with the locals participated in the National Tree Planting Day at Mukutani in Baringo County The exercise which is in […]

JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (JCSC) PARTICIPATES IN THE NATIONAL TREE GROWING PROGRAMME

The Commandant JCSC Maj Gen E M Kinuthia led the College faculty, staff and students in the Nationwide Tree Planting Programme on 13 November2023.

KENYA ARMY PARTICIPATES IN THE NATIONAL TREE PLANTING DAY

Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Peter Njiru and his deputy Major General (Maj Gen) David Tarus today led the Kenya Army fraternity in the National Tree Planting Day […]

KENYA NAVY OBSERVES NATIONAL TREE PLANTING DAY

Kenya Navy personnel joined other Kenyans today in observing National Tree Planting Day at Kenya Navy Bases (KNB) Mtongwe, Manda Bay in Lamu and Tudor Creek in Jomvu, Mombasa. Brigadier […]

GEN OGOLLA SPEARHEADS NATIONAL TREE PLANTING DAY IN ISIOLO

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), General Francis Ogolla, led Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops in observing the National tree planting day in 78 Tank Battalion in Isiolo county. The […]

COMMANDER KENYA AIR FORCE LEADS PERSONNEL IN TREE PLANTING EXERCISE

Commander of the Kenya Air Force (KAF), Major General John Omenda, spearheaded a nationwide tree-planting initiative, bringing together KAF personnel from diverse wings. The tree-planting effort spanned multiple counties, including […]

PS DEFENCE SPEARHEADS TREE PLANTING EXERCISE IN NAKURU COUNTY

On behalf of the Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale, the Principal Secretary for Defence, Mr. Patrick Mariru today officiated tree planting exercise in Nakuru County. During the exercise, […]

GO GREEN BY PLANTING TREES ..

Senior Directing Staff Air National Defence College Maj Gen Fatuma Ahmed on behalf of the commandant NDC led the course participants and staff in a tree planting exercise conducted in […]

CS DUALE HOSTS US SENATORS FOR BILATERAL TALKS

The Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Aden Duale today hosted a delegation of Senators from the United States (US) led by Hon. Markwayne Mullin and the US Ambassador to Kenya […]

VCDF HOSTS RWANDA’S COMMANDER OF THE MECHANISED DIVISION

The Vice Chief of Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Jonah Mwangi today held talks with the Commander of Mechanised Division from the Rwanda Defence Forces Major General Wilson Gumisiriza who […]

COMMANDER KENYA ARMY HOSTS PAKISTAN GENERAL AT HEADQUARTERS KENYA ARMY

Commander Kenya Army, Lieutenant General Peter Njiru on Wednesday, 8th November 2023 hosted the Pakistan Director General Foreign Military Cooperation Major General Muneer-Ud-Din for bilateral talks at the Headquarters Kenya […]

MOI AIR BASE HOSTS ANNUAL FITNESS CHALLENGE

Moi Air Base (MAB) hosted the annual Kenya Defence Force’s (KDF) fitness challenge which saw the convergence of various personnel to test their fitness levels. The event, which was held […]

COMMANDANT JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE ATTENDS AFRICAN CONFERENCE OF COMMANDANTS

The Commandant Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC-KAREN) Maj Gen E M Kinuthia attended the 17th African Conference of Commandants (ACoC) held in Kampala, Uganda between 31 Oct to 04 […]

CS DUALE HOSTS CZECH PRIME MINISTER AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale hosted the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic HE. Prof. Petr Fiala for bilateral talks, at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi. The two leaders discussed […]

CS DUALE EXPRESSES CONFIDENCE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE TO DELIVER STADIUMS THAT MEET FIFA STANDARDS

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale has exuded confidence in the commitment of the Ministry of Defence to deliver four state-of-the-art stadiums that meet the FIFA standards to host the […]

CS DUALE RECEIVES CZECH PRIME MINISTER AT NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE

Defence Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aden Duale today hosted the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, His Excellency Prof. Petr Fiala during his visit to the National Defence College (NDC) in […]

PRINCIPAL SECRETARY FOR DEFENCE APPEARS BEFORE THE DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE, INTELLIGENCE AND FOREIGN RELATIONS

The Principal Secretary for Defence Mr. Patrick Mariru today appeared before the Departmental Committee on Defence, Intelligence and Foreign Relations to deliberate on the Supplementary Estimates No.1 for FY 2023/24 […]

PRESIDENT RUTO OFFICIATES THE OPENING OF THE 27TH ANNUAL PEACEKEEPING CONFERENCE

His Excellency Dr. William Ruto, the President of the Republic of Kenya and the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces today virtually opened the 27th annual Conference of International Association […]

COMMISSIONING OF NEW CATHOLIC MEN APOSTOLATE (CMA) MEMBERS

Today the Military Ordinariate of Kenya Catholic Men Apostolate, (CMA) held a Commissioning Mass at St Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church at the Defence Headquarters. The Commissioning involved the […]

FORMER GOC HANDS OVER CHURCH TO MAVUI RESIDENTS

Former General Officer Commanding Western Command (GOC WestComm) Major General (Rtd) Joseph Kivunzi on Sunday 29 October 2023 handed over a 200-capacity African Inland Church (AIC) he constructed in Mavui, […]

KING CHARLES III AND QUEEN CAMILLA VISIT KENYA NAVY BASE MTONGWE

His Excellency Dr William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander -in- Chief of the Defence Forces today received Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at […]

THE KING AND THE QUEEN REMEMBER AFRICA’S NON-COMMEMORATED AT COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION CEMETERY IN NAIROBI

Their Majesties marked their second day State visit to Kenya with a visit to the Commonwealth World War II Graves at Kariokor, Nairobi where they laid wreaths to remember the […]

IPSTC FETED BY JAPANESE AMBASSADOR FOR ITS CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE AND STABILITY

The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) was today feted with the Ambassador’s Commendation by the Japanese Ambassador to Kenya His Excellency Okaniwa Ken as the two countries commemorate the […]

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