KDF announces recruitment of Cadets and Special Officers

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has announced the recruitment of General Service Officer Cadets and Special Officers.

In an advert in the local dailies, prospective recruits must be Kenyans with no dual citizenship and must be aged between 18 and 26 years.

KDF pointed out that they must also be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards while having no criminal records. General Service officer cadets must hold a mean grade of B (plain) in KCSE with at least C+ in English, Mathematics and one Science subject.

The initial training period for this category will cover three continuous years leading to a BSc in Military Science and Security Studies on successful completion, it states.

Specialist Officers must hold a minimum mean grade of B (plain) in KCSE with at least a C+ in English, Mathematics and one Science subject. Must be a holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized university/institution and be registered with a statutory body where applicable.

The advert further states that female candidates must not be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.

KDF also told members of the public to beware that bribery and other acts of corruption during this cadets recruitment are against the law. And that all persons caught engaging in any corrupt activity in line with this recruitment, shall be arrested and prosecuted.

“This is to caution the members of the public that if any person accepts to be conned, the person will lose their money or property & is likely to be prosecuted. No one can influence the recruitment process. KDF 2018 cadet recruitment is absolutely free to all eligible candidates.”


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