Tag Archives: KDF

How KDF fought 10-hour battle to save ill-fated camp

Gallant survivors of the terror attack on Kenya Defence Forces camp in Somalia have pieced together a blowby-blow account of Friday’s deadly dawn attack. The 10-hour mission by the Al… Read more »

Bodies of KDF soldiers arrive in Nairobi

Four caskets draped with Kenyans flags received at Wilson Airport First batch of bodies of Kenya Defence Force soldiers killed in Somalia have arrived in Nairobi late Monday evening. Four… Read more »

16 more KDF survivors of Shabaab attack arrive in Nairobi

Sixteen soldiers who survived last week’s attack Al-Shabaab attack on a Kenyan military base in Somalia arrived in Nairobi on Monday. They arrived at Wilson Airport at noon aboard a… Read more »

KDF boss reveals how explosives hit military camp

The Chief of Kenya’s Defence Forces on Sunday said Al-Shabaab used three vehicles loaded with explosives to attack Kenyan soldiers at their camp in Somalia on Friday. Even as he… Read more »

Several soldiers still stranded in the bush

An unknown number of soldiers escaped from the El-Adde camp during the Friday morning Al-Shabaab attack. Private Joseph Muganda, a survivor who was rescued from his hideout, had only served… Read more »

General Mwathethe: Al Shabaab Using KDF Soldiers As Human Shields

Chief of Defence Forces, General Samson Mwathethe has said reports suggest al Shabaab militants in Somalia are using some KDF soldiers as human shields. This brings to the fore al… Read more »

Four injured KDF soldiers flown to Nairobi after al Shabaab attack [VIDEO]

Four Kenya Defence Forces personnel who were injured when Al-Shabaab militants attacked their base in Somalia were flown to Nairobi on Sunday aboard two private jets. The four male soldiers… Read more »

Anxiety grips the nation over fate of Kenya Defence Force soldiers

Issa Abdi, the father of Abdinassir Issa, is the face of anxiety that has gripped the country following reports that Al-Shabaab militants had ambushed a KDF base in El Adde,… Read more »

KDF soldiers killed in army base attack [VIDEO]

The Kenya Defence Forces on Friday deployed helicopter gunships and fighter jets in a massive counter-offensive against the Al-Shabaab after the terror group attacked its camp in El-Adde, in Gedo… Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic extremists attack African Union base in Somalia run by Kenyan troops

Heavily armed fighters from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab attacked a base for African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia on Friday, blasting their way into the compound and exchanging fire… Read more »

Time to rethink Kenya’s Operation Linda Nchi policy

Nairobi’s foreign policy toward Somalia has been consistently focused on and committed to stabilize Somalia since Kenya Defense Forces led invasion in 2011.Kenya has poured billions of shillings and thousands… Read more »

KDF move into Kapedo as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ultimatum expires

The Kenya Defence Forces were on Sunday night deployed to the troubled Kapedo area hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta issued an ultimatum for pastoralists in the area to smoke out… Read more »

General Karangi: My boys were carrying water at Westgate

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Julius Karangi insists that Kenya’s military officers did not loot during the Westgate mall four-day siege. Gen Karangi told the joint committees on… Read more »


PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta has admitted that the Westgate operation was bungled. The President made the admission on Sunday afternoon when he visited the police Recce Squad members at their Ruiru… Read more »

JOBS:Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment 2013

RECRUITMENT OF GENERAL SERVICE OFFICER (GSO) CADETS AND SPECIALIST OFFICERS INTO THE KENYA DEFENCE FORCES 2013 The KDF is pleased to announce to the general public that there will be… Read more »