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Kenya Defence Forces KDF Ranks and Salaries Structure



Kenya Defence Forces KDF Ranks and Salaries Structure

Kenya Defence Forces Ranks and Salaries; See details on Kenya Defence Forces Ranks and Salaries

KDF RANKS AND SALARIES





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 2020.





Kenya Defence Forces Ranks and Salaries

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.

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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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1 thought on “Kenya Defence Forces KDF Ranks and Salaries Structure”

  1. I scored D in my kcse 2019 and i like to join the millitary then could i get chance?

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