Moi Air Base Hosts M-pesa Foundation Academy Students

M-pesa Foundation Academy students pose for a photo with Kenya Air Force personnel at Moi Air Base during their visit at the base.

M-pesa Foundation Academy students pose for a photo with Kenya Air Force personnel at Moi Air Base during their visit at the base.

Kenya Air Force today held a mentorship program for the M-Pesa Foundation Academy students at Moi Air Base, Eastleigh.

The students were received by Major Wafula Nasong’o who took them through a video presentation showing various activities carried out in the Kenya Defence Forces in order to achieve its mandate as a security organ in the country then proceeded to elaborate more on the mandate, roles and organization of the Kenya Air Force.

Major Wafula highlighted the requirement for joining the Kenya Air Force and gave a break down of the different ranks in the service.

“In order to join us, one is required to be a Kenyan Citizen, they should be medically and physically fit, have the age bracket of 18-26, they should also acquire good grades, especially in Mathematics, English and Physics” said Major Nasong’o.

He challenged the boys and girls to work hard in their academics if they intend to join the military after their secondary education. “Smart students will be able to secure the careers that KAF offers during recruitment, “he added.

In the end, Major Wafula urged the students to work hard and ignore the notion that only those who do not excel in their academics join KDF.

The students later had an air experience, after different pilots took them through the different types of Air crafts used by KAF and their roles during operational activities performed by the Kenya Defence Forces. The students expressed their gratitude having a first-hand experience with military aircrafts.

Among other mentors during the auspicious platform were Captain Dennis Mgweru, Lieutenant Kerubo Orina, and Lieutenant Catherine Ngaine.

 The M-Pesa foundation Academy students during a presentation on the roles, responsibilities and organization of KDF at the Talanta Theatre during their visit at Moi Air Base.

The M-Pesa foundation Academy students during a presentation on the roles, responsibilities and organization of KDF at the Talanta Theatre during their visit at Moi Air Base.

Major Wafula Nang’oso, takes students through a presentationand responding to their queries during their tour at the Moi Air Base.

Major Wafula Nang’oso, takes students through a presentationand responding to their queries during their tour at the Moi Air Base.

An Air Force Officer walks M-Pesa Foundation students through displays at Moi Air Base.

An Air Force Officer in company of the M-Pesa Foundation students walks towards Air Moves section at Moi Air Base.

Students are taken through the various features of the Dash 8 aircraft at Moi Air Base.

M-pesa Foundation students are taken through the various features of the Dash 8 aircraft during their visit at Moi Air Base.

Features of PUMA helicopter are presented to the M-Pesa Foundation Academy students during the visit.

A Kenya Air Force pilot explains some features of PUMA helicopter to the M-Pesa Foundation Academy students during their visit at Moi Air Base.

M-Pesa Foundation Academy students disembark from Dash 8 Aircraft after of their air-experience in the Aircraft.

M-Pesa Foundation Academy students disembark from Dash 8 Aircraft after of their air-experience in the Aircraft.