Seven youths were picked to join Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) during the forces recruitment exercise in Kitui Central Sub-County held at Ithokwe showgrounds in Kitui town.
No incidents of cheating or irregularities was reported during the exercise which attracted low turn-out of jobless young men and women who presented themselves for the recruitment.
The exercise was expected to have high turn-up owing to the gap created by lack of similar recruitment last year which was mostly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thomas Lesiyaloi, a Senior Officer at the Kenya Navy, who was In-Charge of the recruitment process confirmed that no incidences of corruption or cheating reported during the exercise.
Lesiyaloi also added that there were no fake academic certificates cases reported.
The Senior Officer, while addressing the media, was confident that the recruitment process went on smoothly and no incident of suspects caught up trying to maneuver through the ‘back doors’.
“We are keen when recruiting in all the categories, as long as candidates meet the required academic qualifications, and the process of recruitment has also tasks which the selected candidates qualifies upon meeting them. The tasks involved tough exercises to confirm physical fitness of the candidates,” The Senior Officer said.
“In some cases, we take them through toxicology for presence of Marijuana and other drugs to confirm the best candidates we want,” Lesiyaloi said.
By Denson Mututo and Joshua Muimi