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KDF Ranks and Their Salaries and Privileges

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The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) are tasked with protecting the sovereignty and territorial boundaries of the Republic of Kenya.

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The KDF is divided into three sections, Kenya Army, Navy and Airforce. The general is the highest-ranking soldier after the Commander in Chief who is the President.

Here is a list of ranks in KDF and their monthly salary.

A Private

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This is the lowest rank in the KDF. It is the first rank immediately after completing Phase 1 training. They earn between Ksh 19,941 and 30,000 monthly.

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It is the second last rank which is attained after serving three years in the military or passing phase two training.

They earn between Ksh 32,250 to 70,000 monthly. Lance corporals earn Ksh 26,509 to 50,000.

Cadets

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They cadets are commissioned unlike privates and corporals. During their training they earn Ksh 7,172 monthly. After completing the training their salary is between Ksh 60,000 and 70,000.

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In this rank one is second in command to a group of 120 soldiers. A captain is part of desicion making and planning in the group. Captains earn between 73,182 to 110,000 monthly.

Major

A soldier earns this rank after around 8 - 10 years of outstanding service and leadership skills. A major commands a group of 120 soldiers with the help of a captain. Majors earn between 106 to 150,000 shillings monthly.

Lieutenant Colonels

One is promoted to this rank after serving atleast 4 years as a major. Lieutenant Colonels are in charge of 4 - 5 sub-units that have up to 650 soldiers. Their salary is between 130,735 to 180,000 each month.

Colonels

They are senior operational advisors to the senior officers. Ksh 153,317 to 300,000 is what they earn monthly.

Lieutenant General: In this rank, you will be in charge of Corps sized formations. They earn shillings 632,984 to 800,000 per month.

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It is the highest rank in the KDF. A general earns  shillings 894,897 to 1 million per month.

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