This year’s Kenya Defence Forces recruitment exercise in Mandera County did not attract even a single woman from the area.
The exercise that took place at Moi stadium on Tuesday however recorded low turnout compared to other parts of the country where jobseekers showed up in their thousands.
Recruiting officer in charge Lt Col Noor said the absence of girls could be attributed to the community’s culture and traditions where women are restricted to household chores.
He said the exercise was voluntary and encouraged the locals to try their luck every time there is a recruitment exercise saying KDF is an equal employer and focuses on the safety of their employees.
by Dickson Githaiga