KDF recruitment finally set to kick off tomorrow


KDF recruitment finally set to kick off tomorrow
File image of a past KDF recruitment exercise. PHOTO| COURTESY

The much-anticipated Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) recruitment will finally kick off on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

In a statement to newsrooms, KDF said the launch will take place at Kenya Army Defense headquarters in Nairobi from 8:00am.

“The launch will be presided over by the Vice Chief of Defense Forces Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi,” the KDF statement reads.

The exercise had earlier been scheduled to begin last month but was later cancelled.

This was after members of the Parliamentary Defense and Foreign Relations Committee clashed with Defense CS Raychelle Omamo over recruitment centers.

The committee argued that hundreds of youth would be locked out as the exercise should be conducted at sub-county level.

A week later, KDF announced new dates for the exercise: November 27 to December 16, 2019.

Following the cancellation, the Defense ministry 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 for general service officers, cadets, specialist officers, tradesmen and tradeswoman will be done at the Defense headquarters.

Those shortlisted will be notified through newspaper advertisements from November 16-20.

General duty recruits and Defense Forces constables will however be recruited by KDF teams at sub-county level.

Those who make the cut will be notified from December 23-29 in the local dailies.

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