The National Defence University of Kenya is not your regular public institution of higher learning.There is an air of order, vigilance and security as one approaches the gate.The gate is manned by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers, not Administration Police officers or guards from private security firms.Lecturers and administrators are in military and civilian attire since some employees are not soldiers.Former President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded it a charter on May 27, 2021, making it the first specialist university in Kenya.The institution train army, navy and air force cadets intellectually, physically and psychologically.The aim is to make the trainees grow into future KDF leaders. It is also designed to train civilians in the wake of evolving international security threats.Apart from KU, the National Defence University of Kenya has partnered with the University of Nairobi and South Eastern Kenya University.The university will train officers for the Kenya military and others in the region who meet the requirements.
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