Women were first recruited in the Defence Forces in 1972. They remained a single entity as the Women Service Corps. They served under different terms and conditions of service designed to meet the requirements of Defence Forces taking into account their special needs.
The Women Service Corps was dissolved on 1 Dec 1999 and its personnel were integrated into the mainstream formations of the Defence Forces. They serve under the same terms and conditions of service as their male counterparts with various safeguards to suit their special individual needs.
In the Kenya Army, Women traverse the whole spectrum of careers including drivers, mechanical and electrical engineering, communications technicians, clerks, accountants, military police women, lawyers, doctors and Infantry .