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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Police recruitment to take place in 290 constituencies

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 – The National Police Service recruitment scheduled for April 20 will be held in the 290 constituencies, as opposed to the district level.
According to the regulations which have been approved by the House Committee on National Security and Administration, the recruitment of 10,000 officers will start at 8am to 5pm.

The National Youth Service Headquarters and CID Training Centre have also been listed as recruitment centres.
Committee Chairman Asman Kamama says the shift in recruitment procedures is aimed at ensuring equity and fairness among all the regions.
“We have instructed the Cabinet Secretary and Inspector-General to ensure that equity is observed to the letter. All constituencies will be given their quota and nobody will benefit at the expense of others,” Kamama said.
The Committee on Administration and National Security singled out corruption and regional imbalance in the 2014 recruitment.
Special consideration has been given to Wajir South, Wajir North, Saku, Laisamis, Moyale, Turkana North and Isiolo North Constituencies, which have been granted two centres each, on account of the geographic expanse in respect of each of the constituencies.
MPs Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini) and Korei Ole Lemein (Narok South) applauded the Inspector General of Police for making the changes saying it would avert irregularities which led to the nullification of last year’s exercise.
Candidates must be Kenyan citizens with a Kenyan National ID, have a minimum qualifications of D+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with a ‘D+’ (Plus) in either English or Kiswahili languages.
They should be physically and medically fit and should not have a criminal record or pending criminal charges.
Applicants should be aged between 18 and 28 years for holders of KCSE Examination Certificate or its equivalent, and up to 30 years for diploma and degree holders.
Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment and during the entire nine-month training period.