An officer from KDF examines physical fitness of one of the youths in Imenti North(PHOTO: Standard)

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment exercise entered day two Tuesday, September 20.

In Embu, the recruitment exercise has been plagued with low turnout and dental staining associated with chewing of Miraa.

Hundreds of youths in Embu seeking to join the Forces were disqualified for having brown coloured teeth, a side effect of chewing miraa.

KDF recruiting officer for Embu and Kitui counties Lt. Col. Patrick Mwashube said that majority of the youth in Embu are having dental dental issues.

He also expressed concern over the low turnout in both areas.

The national Kenya Defence Forces recruitment began Monday in sub-counties across the country.

The Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant-General Joseph Kasaon said a total of 2,000 soldiers were to be recruited and that the slots will be distributed equally.

“The recruitment will be conducted in all constituencies and is free of charge. We do not tolerate corruption and let Kenyans be warned of the conmen out there,” said Lt-Gen Kasaon.