Kenya Defence Forces Cadets Salary 2023/2024

Kenya Defence Forces Cadets Salary 2023/2024

Kenya Defence Forces Cadets Salary 2023 | KDF Cadets Salary 2023


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 Defence Forces Cadets Salary 2023
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 2023.

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 Defence Forces Cadets Salary 2023

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.

Disclaimer: These salary stated above is only an estimate and not the correct value of Kenya Defence Forces Salary Scheme so take note

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15 thoughts on “Kenya Defence Forces Cadets Salary 2023/2024

  1. Josephine Jepngetich Kosgei

    I am passionate about defending and protecting the people of the republic of Kenya as a cadet officer.It is my prayer and desire to serve with you.I applied last year and will try again this year.God Help me.

    1. Philip

      When is the 2020 cadet application scheduled for,and how do I apply???

      1. Kaboi Chesebe daniel

        Am Daniel kaboi currently pursuing degree in bachelors of science food nutrition and dietetics 4th year I scored a c+ in my kcse but always hoped to join military as a cadet in my specialist area is it possible with my furthered education because I didn’t attain the required grade of B

  2. Stephen Njogu

    Am Stephen Njogu I had been trying my best to join military. I had been told severally to go to school due to my form four pass mark of B- and I can’t join cadet as the requirements are B plain. I haven’t ever joined any school as I don’t have cash. I wish I can work in the military .

    1. Izo

      Boos, take the advantage of government sponsorship na you join a vocational. 56k fee for engineering diplomas, government pays 30k the remaining 26k they give you 40k as helb loan 26k paid directly to the school
      and 14k to your account. Take diploma in welding or Plumbing then wait for recruitment and join as a trades person you can then upgrade to a degree either in metallurgy or mechanical eng. I also got a B-…. Don’t be lazy to think

      1. Kinda_Cringe

        It’s great to have people around you who are willing to share their knowledge and advice about life when you need it, but not so much when it’s coming from an arse

  3. Haron Nabwera

    I am Haron Nabwera am now in form four and I wish to join caddette after form four I pray hard to attain all the qualifications of becoming a caddette officer please any caddette who is willing to contact me and teach me more about caddette in Kenya please

  4. Habel Kalume

    I got a B+ in my 2016 KCSE exams and am now a third year pursuing criminology but I really want to join the army as a specialist if not a cadet and that would depend on which position I’ll get. With a degree in criminology and security studies, which special field will I get a chance to work in?

  5. Kaboi Chesebe daniel

    Am Daniel kaboi currently pursuing degree in bachelors of science food nutrition and dietetics 4th year I scored a c+ in my kcse but always hoped to join military as a cadet in my specialist area is it possible with my furthered education because I didn’t attain the required grade of B

  6. Dancun Kiprotich

    Hellow, I am Dancun kiprotich currently a 2nd year student at moi university ,, I had passion that one day I will join KDF cadets but nevertheless I scored a minimum grade of C+ in secondary level, is my dream still valid

  7. Hillary cheruiyot

    I have the passion of working in the ministry of defence as a general service officer cadet. When will the recruitment kick on??How do i apply inbox me 0707516919

  8. Evans kipkirui ruto

    I scored D plain in the year 2019 how can join kenya navy ???…lam ready to serve my nation as citizen of kenya

  9. Jacinta ondiala

    I applied for the police cadet,am just inquiring of the date of shortlisting

  10. Elmi

    I have the career of being Kenya defense forces cadet officer,if there is any chance kindly inbox me…

  11. Brian Thairu

    Looking for an opportunity to work with the Kenya Defense Forces,, scored a C+ in KCSE and have a certificate in petroleum management and geoscience..
    Thanks in advance,
    Brian Thairu.

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