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How rogue KDF soldiers minted Sh52m during recruitment

Shocking details have emerged of how the annual recruitment of military personnel has been turned into a multi-million cash cow by rogue soldiers who prey on potential recruits.

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF ) estimates that recruiters and their civilian accomplices have minted Sh52 million over the last six years from the public.

The damning revelation was made by Vice-Chief of Defence Forces Joseph Kasaon on Monday as the Ministry of Defence started enlisting 2,000 recruits.

“The recruitment that begins today is free of charge. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed of their shortcomings at the recruitment centres. Successful ones will also be given calling letters immediately after the exercise,” he said.

The month-long exercise will be conducted in 288 recruitment centres across the country.

The Defence ministry is targeting to recruit servicemen and women, constabularies and tradesmen and women.

Another recruitment drive targeting cadets and specialist officers is set for September 24, at Kenya Military Academy in Nakuru.