Why hundreds of youth failed to make the cut for military jobs

Ahmed Abdulaziz Ali (left) receives a recruitment certificate from Leutenant Colonel Paul Njema (right), who was the senior recruiting officer in charge of Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi Counties, after he was recruited to join the KDF during a recruitment drive held at the Mombasa Municipal Stadium. Photo/GIDEON MAUNDU

What you need to know:

  • Some were underweight, had bilharzia or were high on drugs, while others had brown teeth and weak bones

Hunger, poor diet, weak bones, easily treatable diseases, drunkenness and drugs have locked out hundreds of youth from joining Kenya Defence Forces in the ongoing military recruitment.

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