Written by Carren Papai
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More than 300 youth from Amagoro Constituency were Wednesday evening sent home for failure to meet the requirements needed in the Army recruitment.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Isaiya Kangor the senior recruiting officer, most youth possessed certificates from foreign countries notably Uganda and no Original Identifications Cards.
Kangor revealed that it was hard to equate certificates from Uganda adding that the task falls under the Ministry of Education. He added that many youth did not meet the required mean grade D as most of them had degrees from Uganda.
“We are not allowed to recruit people with foreign certificates and no original Kenyan Identification cards. Most of the youth here have degrees from foreign countries but have no the required D grade,” explained Kangor.
The Lt Cl said that physical problems is among the major challenge deterring the recruitment adding that the so far covered places of Butula, Funyula, Budalangi, Nambale, Mumias , Matungu and Amagoro have cases of physical problems.
The physical problem has made six youth from the covered places to collapse during a running exercised.
More than 1000 youth in Teso North District turned up for the exercise but only 10 managed to secure chances ether in the Navy ,Army and Kenya Air force.
Mr Kangor expressed concern over the less number needed in the Security department calling upon the government to increase the number of recruits to help fight unemployment problem looming in the country saying many youth are intellectuals and the government is doing very little to help them.
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