IN SHORT: A video has shocked Kenyans, who are being told on social media it shows members of the Kenya Defence Forces in a harrowing training exercise. But these extreme sports are not taking place in Kenya, or even Africa – it’s Indonesian soldiers taking the punishment.
The video was captioned “KDF training”.
But does this video show KDF soldiers in a training session? We checked.
Video from Indonesia
The screenshot from the video is captioned: “Latihan TNI merayap sambil ditembaki.”
Translated from Indonesian, this means: “TNI drills: Crawling while being shot at.”
It is captioned “Mengintip Latihan Super Keras TNI, Brutal dan Sangat Mengerikan”, or “take a peek at the TNI's super hard exercise, brutal and very terrible”.
The media outlet then explains that the training is called “dopper”, a drill in which soldiers crawl through mud while instructors shoot on either side of them.
Tribun Timur says the exercise is done so that soldiers will be “familiar” with the sound of bullets whistling past them.
This nerve-wracking video was filmed in Indonesia and shows Indonesian soldiers in training, not members of the Kenyan Defence Forces.
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