The Kenya Defence Forces has invited Kenyan youth to apply for the forthcoming countrywide military recruitment drive.

The one-month-long drive will kick off next week Monday(November 19) and end on December 19.

KDF is looking for general recruits, tradesmen/women and constables.

Tradesmen are required to have a minimum mean grade of D (plain) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary School to qualify for the general recruits. Former Kenya Defence Forces members who served at least 9 years colour service and former National Youth Servicemen are eligible for recruitment as constables.

In an advertisement that ran on local newspapers, all potential candidates will be required to provide academic certificates, testimonials and an original identity card.

Recruits should participate in the exercise in their various in sub-counties.

The defence forces further cautioned anyone against committing any offence during the drive, saying that stern action will be taken.

“If you accept to be conned, you will lose your money or property and go to jail. Do not waste your money and risk imprisonment,” KDF warned.

It also warned the public against fraudsters who call potential recruits asking them to pick their letters away from recruitment centres.

KDF is also keen on recruiting tradesmen and women with diploma qualifications in various fields such as computer science, journalism, medical laboratory, library, architecture, welding, automotive engineering.

Other areas include: public health, dental technology, radiography, survey, cooperative management, community oral health, pharmacy, and social work.

The exercise will be carried out in 320 sub-counties spread across the country on week days and will be conducted between 8am and 5pm.

Meanwhile, military officials have assured the public that the ongoing recruitment will be free of corruption and fair to all.

Towards this, the military has invited all state oversight agencies to oversee the exercise and ensure it meets international standards. The agencies include the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, National Intelligence Service, the National Police Service and Transparency International.