It was shock as a large percentage of youths who turned up for Kenya Defence Forces recruitment exercise in Nakuru County failed to meet the required academic qualifications.

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Addressing media at Afraha Stadium on Friday afternoon , Lieutenant Canal Edward Onyango revealed that only few of the youths who turned up for the exercise attained above the specified grade of D plain in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

“Most of the people who turned up for the exercise did not meet the required academic requirement which was a mean grade of D plain in KCSE examination,” said Onyango.

He added that only 60 out of 250 youths who turned up had attained the academic requirement in the ongoing countrywide recruitment exercise.

“It is a requirement that every person who wishes to join the KDF must present copies of their certificates and not the result slips. That was a major challenge during this exercise,” he said.

He called on youths who wanted to join KDF to ensure that they attain all the academic qualification, pointing out that education was a major requirement.

Last year, only 10 were selected out of 168 who turned up.