Five arrested over forgery at KDF hiring

A KDF officer leads young men in exercises after a five-kilometre run during a recruitment exercise held at the Otonglo Grounds in Kisumu West on September 15, 2015. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Lt-Col Oloo said seven recruits could come from the two constituencies. Of these, the Navy and the Air Force will get one recruit each while the rest will join the Kenya Army.
  • Residents said the hiring was “free and fair” but were disappointed that the two constituencies were allocated few slots.
  • In Nandi, a low turnout marked the recruitment. Residents attributed it to the few slots up for grabs, coupled with the fear of joining the disciplined forces at a time the Kenyan military is battling Al-Shabaab militants.

Five young people were arrested after they presented forged national identification cards to Kenya Defence Forces recruiters in Bomet County yesterday.

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