KDF hopefuls knocked out for failing medical tests

Many candidates who had turned up for Kenya Defence Forces recruitment in Lodwar on Monday were disqualified after they failed medical tests.

Six men and one female were selected to join the force. Forty candidates had made it to the last phase of the recruitment.

KDF recruiting officer colonel Zechariah Burudi said his team had a difficult time getting recruits who were medically fit.

Out of those who had emerged tops after running, the top 20 were found medically unfit, said Burudi.

The main medical challenges were varicose veins a condition which causes swelling of veins and much protein in the urine samples.

Burudi urged the future candidates to watch their diets and to especially take a lot of water in the period preceding the recruitment. Protein is mainly attributed to the high consumption of meat in Lodwar.

A jovial Evelyne Longolan Ejore, a resident of Kanamkemer in Lodwar was excited to have made it in her first attempt.

I am very happy that with this selection my dream of joining the force is shortly becoming true, she said.

Colonel Burudi described the exercise as free, fair and transparent and advised unsuccessful candidates to try their luck in 2019.

He urged others to consider joining the Kenya police, prison and National youth service.

There were no incidences of bribery or forged documents reported during the Monday exercise.

Source: Kenya News Agency