TI, intelligence service and EACC to watch over KDF recruitment drive

September 19, 2016 11:23 am
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Kasaon told the press at a Monday briefing that physical fitness was integral to qualifying for recruitment/FILE
Kasaon told the press at a Monday briefing that physical fitness was integral to qualifying for recruitment/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 — The Kenya Defence Forces has invited the National Intelligence Service, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and Civil Society Organisation Transparency International to observe its nationwide recruitment exercises which commenced this morning.

The Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Joseph Kasaon says the decision to open up the exercise to scrutiny has been taken in the interest of transparency.

He has also warned that those who take advantage of the month long exercise to fleece unsuspecting Kenyans will also be tracked down and prosecuted for fraud. “We are inviting other bodies like Transparency International, the NIS, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, the press to come and observe and to report to the Senior Reporting Officer on ground any malpractices that they might see.”

The Vice Chief has reiterated that Kenyans are not required to part with any fees in order to be considered for the Service.

 

He says the Service has also taken the additional precaution of locating the recruitment camps as far away from local interference as possible.

KDF intends to have recruited 2,000 officers by the end of the exercise which is taking place in all 320 sub-counties.

In October 2014 the High Court quashed the recruitment of 10,000 to the police service after finding that the exercise was not above board.

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