Kennedy has been expected to complete his move to the Pars, as we first reported on Sunday, and he could make his debut this weekend against Stenhousemuir in the Premier Sports Cup.
Kennedy impressed last season while on loan with Inverness CT then Raith Rovers and Academy chief Craig Mulholland wants to see him continue on that at East End Park.
Dunfermline have been chasing Kennedy since last season and, despite a change of management, have finally got their man ahead of a push at promotion back to the Premiership.
“We are looking forward to seeing Kai continue his development at Dunfermline,” Mulholland told Rangers TV.
“He did well last year at both Inverness and Raith during his first season on loan and his challenge is to take this to an even higher level this year and now make a massive contribution to a Dunfermline side who will have high ambitions for the season ahead.
“Dunfermline have been really keen to sign Kai for some time and we believe that their style of play and excellent grass surface will be conducive to Kai making a big impact.”
Rangers forward needs to really push on after impressive loans last season
Rangers have the option to recall Kennedy in January and it will be interesting to see how the teen performs for Dunfermline.
Lewis Mayo spent last season with the Fifers as they made it to the playoffs, losing to Kennedy’s Raith before Rovers lost to Dundee in the semis.
With his contract at Ibrox running until 2023, this will be a massive chance for Kennedy to push his way into the first-team picture at Rangers and show Steven Gerrard what he can bring to the side.