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KDF Issues Directive on Unvaccinated Kenyans Seeking to Join the Military

On Monday, 15th, a man arrested in Malava, Kakamega County for attempting to bribe a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Officer in the ongoing countrywide recruitment exercise.

It is alleged that the man had written Ksh400,000 on his palm an indication that he intended to offer that amount to the recruiting officer.

As KDF condemns the cases of corruption in the recruitment exercise, it has gone further and issued a fresh directive regarding those seeking to join the military.

The directive states that those who are not vaccinated will be also eligible to join the military.

On Tuesday, 16th, the Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Lt. Gen. Francis Ogolla announced those who are not vaccinated will be not be discriminated against. He stated that after successful recruitment, they will have to be vaccinated before being allowed to join the military training schools.

He noted "Those who are yet to be vaccinated will not be discriminated against, as opportunities will be provided for them to get the Covid-19 jab after successful recruitment,"

On other clarifications regarding the recruitment drive, Ogolla affirmed that persons found to have been engaging in use of illegal substances, those with medical conditions, and those with fake academic papers will be not be considered.

The current recruitment exercise intends to increase the number of female recruits to between 18-20 % this year, up from 17 % in January this year and 15 % in 2015. The exercise will characterised by intense exercise to identify the best candidates.

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Defence Forces Francis Ogolla KDF Kakamega County Malava

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