The Kenya Defense Forces team has dismissed an advert making rounds on social media as 'fake', adding that no recruitment has been advertised.

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For the better part of the weekend, an advert purportedly from Department of Defense has been going around, preparing Kenyans to join Cadets.

KDF recruits commissioned officers (Cadets) and non commissioned officers (recruits) annually, and has been consistent for the last two decades.

But on official Facebook page, KDF on Tuesday distanced itself from the advert, adding that official communication on recruitment will be made on mainstream media.

"It has come to our attention that fake messages on Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment exercise are being circulated on social media platforms. We wish to state that Kenya Defence Forces is not currently engaged in any recruitment exercise. 

"Kindly be advised that KDF recruitment exercise is advertised through mainstream media (Television, Newspapers & Radio), through Ministry of Defence website ( and official KDF social media platforms (Twitter:@kdfinfo & Facebook: @OfficialKDF)We therefore wish to urge members of the public to disregard the fake alerts," read the statement.

The KDF family has a total of around 25,000 troops who are active in service with around 4,000 now currently involved in a war against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.

For the purpose of strengthening the force, a total of 200 cadets are recruited annually with an additional 1,000 who join as servicemen in the defense forces.

Kenyan Parliament through it's leadership has threatened to have KDF deployed along Kenya-Somalia border in the disputed Indian Ocean maritime border.