KDF announces new dates for recruitment exercise


KDF announces new dates for recruitment exercise
File image of a past KDF recruitment exercise. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Recruitment of general service officers, cadets, specialist officers, tradesmen and tradeswoman will be done at the Defence headquarters and those shortlisted will be notified through the newspapers from November 16 - 20.
  • General duty recruits and defence forces constables will however be recruited by KDF teams at sub-county level and those who make the cut will be notified from December 23-29 in the dailies.

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has announced new dates for their recruitment exercise which was previously set for October.

KDF, in a statement released Saturday, stated that the exercise will now take place from November 27 to December 16, 2019.

The Defence ministry further urged candidates who had already applied earlier to re-apply in line with the new dates.

According to KDF Deputy Director of Public Communications Bogita Ongeri, recruitment of general service officers, cadets, specialist officers, tradesmen and tradeswoman will be done at the Defence headquarters and those shortlisted will be notified through the newspapers from November 16-20.

General duty recruits and defence forces constables will however be recruited by KDF teams at sub-county level and those who make the cut will be notified from December 23-29 in the dailies.

The recruitment process had earlier been scheduled for October 28 but was, two weeks ago, cancelled following protests by Kenyan legislators over recruitment centres.

The Parliamentary Defence and Foreign Relations Committee opposed a prior announcement by the government that KDF recruitment would take place at the county headquarters.

The committee argued that hundreds of youth would be locked out in this manner, saying instead the exercise should be conducted at the sub-counties.

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