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Kenyan Army Ranks and Salaries

Kenyan Army Ranks and Salaries

The Kenyan Army is the land branch of the Kenyan Defence Force, it was founded in 1964 and it’s headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • 2 Brigade
  • 4 Brigade
  • 6 Brigade
  • 8 Brigade
  • Ranger Brigade
  • Kenyan Army Artillery Brigade
  • Kenyan Army Armored Brigade
  • Kenyan Army Engineers Brigade
  • Kenyan Army Corp of Signals Brigade
  • Kenya Army Ordnance Corps
  • Kenya Army Corps of Transport (KACT)
  • Kenya Army Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (KACEME)
  • Military Police Corps (MPC)
  • Kenya Army Medical Corps
  • Kenya Army Corps of Education (KACE)
  • Defence Forces Constabulary (DFC)

Kenyan Army ranks

Kenya Defence Force ranks are segmented into two main groups, that is, the Commissioned Officers and Non-commissioned Officers depending on their roles.

The KDF officers are the managers, important decision-makers, and planners who lead the Non-commissioned Officers in all situations. are responsible for leading and training the troops.

Kenyan Army salaries

Listed below is a categorization of the Kenya Army salary scales for all the ranks. Note all salary figures are in Kenyan Shillings (ksh) which is the country’s currency.

  • The salary of a cadet in the Kenyan Army is around KSh7,172 monthly, even while still in training.
  • The salary of a Private in the Kenyan Army is between KSh19,941 and 30,000 monthly.The salary of a Lance Corporals in the Kenyan Army is between KSh26,509 to 50,000 monthly.
  • The salary of a Corporal in the Kenyan Army is between KSh32,250 to 70,000 monthly.
  • The salary of a Captain in the Kenyan Army is between KSh73,182 to 110,000 monthly.
  • The salary of a Major in the Kenyan Army salary is between KSh102,106 to 150,000 monthly.
  • The salary of a Lieutenant Colonel in the Kenyan Army is between KSh130,735 to 180,000 monthly.
  • The salary of a Colonel in the Kenyan Army is between KSh153,317 to 300,000 monthly.
  • The salary of a Lieutenant General in the Kenyan Army is between KSh632,984 to 800,000 monthly.
  • The salary of a Chief of Defence Forces in the Kenyan Army is between Ksh894,897 to 1 million monthly.

KDF specialist officer

Specialist Officers are those who enter the service with an underlying training in any professional field, especially graduates.

Depending on the rank and what you have specialized in, you should expect your KDF specialist officer’s salary to be different from the rest of the other officers.

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