The league will comprise 20 teams; Western Stima and Muhoroni Youth joining from the top tier Kenyan Premier League while Kangemi All Stars, Green Commandos and Coast Stima gaining promotion from the third tier Division One League.
Palos FC, who finished eighth in the 2017 season, had earlier communicated their withdrawal from the 2018 league. Their slot will consequently be filled by a team to be named in due course, after deliberations by the Leagues and Competitions Committee.
Matches will be hosted at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds; Hope Center Grounds and Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Sher Karuturi Grounds in Naivasha, Narok Stadium, Moi Stadium in Kisumu, Bomu Grounds and Mbaraki Grounds in Mombasa, Sudi Stadium in Bungoma, Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret, Awendo Stadium, Muhoroni Stadium, Afraha Stadium in Nakuru and Thika sub-county Stadium.
February 10: Kangemi AllStars v Bidco United (Hope Centre, Kawangware), Kibera Black Stars v Golden Field Evengelism (GFE) (Hope Centre, Kawangware), Kenya Police v Talanta (Narok County Stadium), Isibania v Nakuru AllStars (Awendo Green Stadium), Ushuru v Administration Police (Camp Toyoyo grounds) and Team X v St. Joseph Youth.
February 11: Green Commandoes v Coast Stima (Bukhungu Stadium), City Stars v Nairobi Stima (Camp Toyoyo grounds), KCB v Muhoroni Youth (Camp Toyoyo grounds) and Western Stima v Modern Coast Rangers (Moi Stadium, Kisumu).