General Sir Richard Dannatt the Chief of General staff United Kingdom shake hands with General Jeremiah Kianga the Chief of General Staff of the Republic of Kenya on 12th February 2009 when the two Generals officialy opened the Kenya Rapid Deployment Capability (KRDC) facility at Embakasi garrison, Nairobi. Read more on KRDC History and Background >>>

Kenya Rapid Deployment Capability is a special military unit of the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) formed under the special approval of the Chief of Defense Forces (Kenya) to respond to both National and Pan-African crises and provide a capability that AU may demand. KRDC therefore provides early and timely intervention during a crisis with an aim to avert violent conflicts and/or atrocities and to stabilize the situation, and/or render emergency assistance in cases of natural or human disasters. Read More on our History and Background   >>>


KRDC Deputy Chief of Staff, Col S N Likaunye and krdc officers take a group photo with the African Union assesment Team when the they visited Kenya Rapid Deployment Capabilty facilities in Embakasi Nairobi on 28th August 2013.

African Rapid Deployment Capability (ARDC) was an idea conceived by the African Chiefs of Defense Staff (ACDS) to meet demands for Crisis response in Africa. Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and ASF regional policy making organs were part of the RDC development....Detail >>>

KRDC conducted its annual Army Physical Readiness Test(APRT) on 25th Feb 2014 at KRDC Hqs.

Physical Fitness Instructor briefing the Army Physical Readness Test participants on what is required in 2 miles run test.       Read more  >>>

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL Technician Course 2nd Phase Graduation Ceremony at KRDC HQs on 31st Janaury 2014.


KRDC Deputy Chief of Staff Col S N Likaunye, issueing a certificate to one of the graduants Sgt Nguu of Kenya Air force.   Read more >>>


Brig. Charles Otiato, commander of Kenya Rapid Deployment Capability, and Colonel John Roddy, Kenya Uniformed Services Liaison Office (KUSLO), US Embassy, Nairobi, sign documentation completing the formal handover of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) response equipment donated by the U.S. Government to Kenya, as Lorraine Rapp, AFRICOM’s Disaster Preparedness Program Manager, looks on.  Read More  >>>


Read more: On our History and Background,  our Vision, Mission, Values, Roles, Tasks and our End state.  >>>>>

KRDC is part of the East African regional RDC readiness cycle under the EASF and is a National Standing Force held at standby to the Region. KRDC has its primary mandate domiciled within the East African Countries and collaborates with RDC Uganda and Tanzania. The capabilities are maintained at specified levels of readiness to cope with the demand of scenario six. 

 Colonel  S N Likaunye,
KRDC Deputy Chief of Staff,
acknowledges the receipts of the Tents brought by Ssgt C Robinson of British Peace Support Team(BPST)on 11th October 2013 at KRDC Hqs ....Pictorial  >>>
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KRDC Command Post Exercise (CPX) at Kajiado County from 3rd June to 7th June 2013....Read more >>>

KRDC HAZMAT Technician Course Graduation Ceremony at KRDC HQs on 14 Jun 2013....Read more >>>

Kenya Rapid Deployment Capability hosted Fire Fighting Induction Seminar for KRDC and 6 Brigade Personel from 7th to 11th October  2013........ Detail >>>

KRDC Officers attended OPERATIONAL CIMIC TRAINING at Humantarian Peace Support School(HPSS) from 28th October to 8th November 2013.... Read more >>>
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