Kenya Defence Forces has embarked on a nationwide recruitment exercise set to kick off on 15th May 2017. To shake off the competition and emerge the most suitable candidate, be ready to take part in physical, medical tests, verification of academic papers and oral interviews.
05 May 2017
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Warrant Officer One (WOI) Hastings Ngala has been at the forefront of it all. He is an experienced Physical Training Instructor (PTI) at KDF who explains what is required of the men and women taking part in the recruitment exercise.
“We have had cases of young men and women collapsing and in some instances losing their lives because of lack of preparedness or awareness of their physical and mental well being,” he says.
So, what should you do to make the KDF physical readiness test easier? WOI Ngala suggests;
1. Run and stretch
Days to the recruitment, embark on a two to three kilometer run twice a day with proper stretching.
2. Drink water
Continuous drinking of water is crucial in rehydrating the body and aiding in circulation of blood besides assisting in removal of toxins from the body.
A good night sleep of not less than 6 hours helps the body rest and rejuvenate, ready for the next day’s activity.
4. Avoid alcohol
Aware there will be physical exercises it is wise to avoid alcohol on the eve to your interview. Apart from inhibiting cognitive function, alcohol can generally weaken one’s body as a result of dehydration and overworking body organs.
5. Eat well
Ensure you have a balanced breakfast on the material day as you continue to take in more water. The meal should be roughly three hours to the exercise. It is also vital to avoid meaty diets 12 hours before the test as this could be a recipe for dehydration.
Military physical fitness tests are not rocket science, if others can make it, then should you.
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