Security guard recruited into KDF after trying 14 times

A security guard, Gideon Sang, is now an elated man after he was finally recruited into the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the ongoing recruitment process conducted nationwide.

Security guard recruited into KDF after trying 14 times
Gideon Sang.

A security guard, Gideon Sang, is now an elated man after he was finally recruited into the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the ongoing recruitment exercise conducted nationwide.



In a move that proves the old adage, 'it is the courage to continue that counts,' Gideon narrated how he had tried to join the military service 14 times since 2006, but he had little success since he never made it to the training camp.

Speaking to a presser in Kapsabet, Gideon revealed that together with his friends, they had tried several recruitment exercises into the force, but he never managed it as his friends successfully made it to the KDF.

"Today, I came to Kapsabet to try and join KDF, and I was lucky to be recruited. I feel so good because those I was with at NYS (National Youth Service), most were recruited then, but I was left out.
"I thank the recruitment officers who were in Kapsabet because they did not ask for bribes and I really thank them. I have worked in a security company, KK Security, in Kisumu, and I am still attached to it," he stated.

He further stated that his love for security work is unchallenged as he draws his inspirations from two of his siblings who work as policemen. He says that they give him hope to try his luck whenever recruitment exercises begin.

Sang admitted that he was a lucky man today since some of his mates were locked out after failing to meet the standard physical fitness and for lacking vital documents required for one to be accepted to take part in the recruitment exercise.

"So many people were turned away. We showed up in numbers, but they kept claiming that our identification cards and birth certificates. I would like them to consider everybody."

Sang is among thousands of men and women who turned up for the recruitment exercise to join the forces who are responsible for the security of Kenyan borders.