How Much Do Kenya Defence Forces Earn 2021

How Much Do Kenya Defence Forces Earn 2021

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Thinking about a military career? Want to join the Kenya Defense Forces and have no idea how much will you earn as a new recruit or cadet? Continue reading and you will find out all you wanted to know about Kenya army ranks and salaries, what are the benefits and disadvantages of being a soldier in KDF.

Kenya army ranks and salaries. How much will you get for a new recruit position and is it profitable to become a Chief of Defence Forces?

So, you are interested in order of army ranks lowest to highest or Kenya Defense Forces monthly salary? No problem, in the following article you will all the needed information.

Kenya army ranks lowest highest
Did you know, that Kenya Defense Forces monthly salary is reviewed every four years by the government? Thanks to this, Kenyan military forces receive an increase in wages depending on the economic situation in the country. The last revision was being held in 2015, which means that the next increase will be in 2021.

Order of army ranks lowest to highest plus KDF salary 2017:

1.As a new recruit you will be able to earn from Ksh 7,172.
2.Cadet Kenya salary is Ksh 11, 852 per month, however as an Officer Cadet you will be able to earn Ksh 24, 520. To be bale to get the Officer Cadet position you will have to work for the military forces for more than three years.
3.Privates receive from Ksh 19,941 to Ksh 30,000, depending on the duration of the military service.
4.Lance Corporals earn from Ksh 26,509 to Ksh 50,000, depending on the duration of the military service.
5.A Corporal position will guarantee you Ksh 32,250, and up to Ksh 70,000 if you have a higher military experience.

6.If you are lucky to rise to the rank of Captain you will earn from Ksh73,182 and up to Ksh 110,000.
7.Majors earn from Ksh 102,106 in the beginning of the career, and Ksh 150,000 if you have reached the top.8.Lt-Colonels will be able to earn over Ksh 130,735 and up to Ksh 180,000 after a few years of military service.
9.Colonels earn from Ksh 153,317 and up to Ksh 300,000.
10.If you will be hardworking enough to become a Lieutenant-General, your salary will be Ksh 632,984 and in a few years of good service – cosmic Ksh 800,000.

11.As a Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) you will be able to earn from Ksh 894,897 to fabled Ksh 1M per month. Of course, not every cadet or even major will be able to become a Chief of Defense Forces, however, hard work, dedication to work and country and courage can be the ticket to the top of the military career.

Kenya army ranks and salaries – as a private you will be able to earn up to Ksh 30,000

So, now that you know the exact order of army ranks lowest to highest and the KDF monthly salary in 2017, you should know about another great bonus of job in the Kenyan army. It also depends on KDF ranks.

Even as a new recruit or a cadet, you won’t have any financial problems, if you would live in army barracks. Did you know that all the army employees are able to buy all commodities for half price. For example, normally sugar costs Ksh 120 in the regular stores. In the barracks you will be able to buy the same amount of sugar for Ksh 70 or even less.

As a Kenya Defense Forces soldier you will be also able to get hefty allowances from the government during the peaceful missions if you are deployed outside Kenya. In this case every KDF soldier receive from Ksh 5,000 to Ksh 10,000 per day. This kind of salary is surely worth joining the Kenya Defense Force position.

Disadvantages of military career are quite obvious and common for almost every soldier in every country. Military service is a dangerous choice, that can not only harm your health, but can be life threatening as well. Army promotion can also be quite a difficult task, as the competition among soldiers is quite strong and the career achievements have to be outstanding.

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19 thoughts on “How Much Do Kenya Defence Forces Earn 2021


    Its my dream ones to be a kdf officer I will thank God for making me qualify

  2. Kipyegon koech

    I’m kipyegon Gideon.
    Im willing to join kdf that’s was my dream me wish to be among kdf fr next recruitment I’m ready to protect my country…..I’m so proud of our soldiers may the Lord help me to be a soldiers

  3. William Odhiambo

    I wish to join kdf and become a soldier to defend my peope and secure the peace in this my beloved mother land

    1. chacha Elvin Julius

      May God help to join kdf coming next recruitment 2022

  4. Stanley Kiprop

    I wish to join Kenya Defence force…May the Almighty God help me


    I can’t call it a dream it’s a calling .My calling is to be in the KDF

  6. Ramah Tasike

    Am a victim of circumstance,while at my University;Garissa,we were attacked by All shabaab terrorists,this prompt me to join kdf inorder to defend my country people.

  7. Stephen oloo osiango

    I wish to join kdf. I believe God will help me to qualify.


    I wish to join career dream kdf recruitment force may the lord help me

  9. Hesbon A Barongo

    hopefully that God will enable me to achieve my dream of being among the Kenya defence forces officer of the next recruitment, God help me

    1. Kipyegon isaac

      am kipyegon Isaac
      I had calling at my younger age that I should take part in defending my country and now am ripe to do so ….may God bless our nation

    2. Kipyegon isaac

      am kipyegon Isaac
      I had calling at my younger age that I should take part in defending my country and now am ripe to do so ….may God bless our nation …God bless you all

      1. Emmanuel kiprono sigei

        Am Emmanuel kiprono
        I wish to join kdf, may the almighty God
        help me.

    3. Kipyegon isaac

      am kipyegon Isaac
      Been a soldier is a calling to me and am ready to do everything to protect our country …may God protect us more through our soldiers …am willing joining it


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