Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Paparazi's badges.

Kenyan youths ready to fight Al shabaab Militia

02 August 2012, 14:24 James Kabotia

The overwhelming turn up of youths in the recent army recruitment exercise indicates that Kenya is very much willing to defend its country against the Al Shabaab militia in Somalia, a Senior recruitment officer Lieutenant Colonel Lazarus Wafula has said.

During the exercise in Nanyuki Municipal stadium, over 250 males and more than 30 females turned up for recruitment into the armed forces.

Speaking to press at the stadium during the exercise, Col Wafula said that the excitement amongst the youths has motivated the Kenyan soldiers fighting the Al Shabaab militia group in Somalia.

“There are no cases of corruption and canvassing reported in the three districts of Laikipia County where recruitment has taken place so far. We are subjecting these candidates to examination and thorough scrutiny to ensure only those qualified are the ones recruited”, said the Kenya navy soldier.

He further continued that the ongoing recruitment exercise is for the Kenya Army, Kenya Navy and Kenya Air force soldiers.

 “There is a general mood of excitement and initially we thought people would not come out. In Rumuruti area, we were overwhelmed” Said the senior recruitment officer.

In Laikipia West district where the exercise was conducted on Tuesday, six recruits were picked while four were picked from Nyahururu district.

The team heads to Doldol Township in Laikipia North district today before proceeding to Sirma center in Laikipia Central district tomorrow.

By the time of going to the press, the exercise was not over with the officer not willing to disclose the number of recruits to be taken.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth will not run for Pr...

He clarified that he will not run for Presidency in 2017 as he supports Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Exams should not have political g...

He also said that school properties must not ‘carry any political portraits’. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Matatu crew drugs female passenge...

Hours after the story was circulated on social media Sunday, the crew was traced at Dagoretti and arrested. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
How to get rid of cellulite at ho...

Proper diets and a healthy lifestyle are among the most effective natural remedies for cellulite. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth is not a good leade...

A local activist has slammed the former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth for only appearing during elections but going underground when the country has problems.  Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Javelin champion Julius Yego invo...

He is undergoing treatment at the Medihill hospital in Eldoret. Read more...