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President Ruto to commission new KDF cadets


President William Ruto is expected to commission a parade of new military cadets at the Kenya Military Academy in Lanet, Nakuru County later on Friday.

This year’s cohort comprise of 2023 and 2024 intakes.

The first cohort are cadets who joined the academy this year and who have undergone a three year training programme at the Kenyatta University and have graduated with Bachelors of Security Management and Policing Duties.

The new cadets are the last cohort to graduate with degrees from KU following the acquisition of a university charter by the National Defence University which now be providing the courses to officers of the Kenya Defence Forces

The second cohort who will also be commissioned today by the President include Specialists and Special Duty Officers who have undergone a six months training exercise at the academy.

Among those being commissioned include officers from Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi.

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