The Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces in Charge of Personnel and Logistics, Major General Fatma Ahmed, officially welcomed the Kenya Defence Forces 2020 recruits at the Recruits Training School (RTS) in Eldoret on Sunday 26th January 2020.
The nationwide recruitment exercise which was conducted in the 322 sub-counties of the 47 counties, affirmed the KDF’s policy of being an inclusive force. Men and women who met the standards set by the KDF doctrine were able to get slots.
“I want to congratulate all of you for being successfully selected to join the military and I want to thank your parents for bringing you to RTS,” said Maj Gen Ahmed. She also emphasized on the effectiveness and efficiency of the verification processes before they embarked on training.
While addressing the media, KDF spokesman Colonel Paul Njuguna said that cases of fraud were witnessed where conned civilians were lured to report to RTS, and suspects were apprehended to pave way for investigation. KDF in collaboration with the Kenya Police Service stepped up the quest to fight corruption and fraud leading to the arrest of unscrupulous men and women posing as potential link men to con the unsuspecting members of the public.
The new recruits are expected to be taken through a week-long exercise which entails verification of documents, thorough medical examination, vetting of recruits, and registration of the recruits to the training school before embarking on the nine months training. The verification exercise will be overseen by Chief of Personnel Defence Headquarters, Brigadier Dixon Chivatsi and Chief Recruiting Officer Brigadier John Warioba.