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Hundreds turn up for KDF recruitment in Nyeri

03 November 2014, 23:02 Jospeh Njung'eh

Nyeri - Hundreds of young men and women turned up at Chaka grounds in Kieni East sub-county seeking to be recruited into the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

There were no cases on any irregularities or malpractices recorded, according to senior recruiting officer Colonel kilel.

Kilel said the prospective candidates, who arrived at the field very early in the morning, were screened in order to select the most qualified to join the force.

Part of the screening and vetting involved physical fitness where candidates ran for a five-kilometre race and later underwent medical check-ups and tests, heights and academic qualifications.

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However, pregnant women could not fit in since it is a army’s requirement not recruit expectant women.

 “The turnout was high and more commendable compared to last time. Ladies have also turned up in high numbers today,” said Kilel while issuing a warning against fraudsters intending to make the exercise a money exchange project.

The candidates were required to be Kenyan citizens of between 18 and 26 years old, have KCSE certificate with a mean grade of D and hold no any criminal record.

Men were however required to have a minimum weight of 54 kilograms with a height of five foots while ladies were required to have a minimum weight of 50 kilograms.

The recruitment exercise kicked off Monday nationally and is expected for two weeks.

In Nyeri County, the recruitment will Tuesday proceed to Kieni West sub-county, Nyeri town Wednesday, and later in Tetu, Othaya, Mathira East, Mathira West and Mukurweini sub counties, respectively.

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