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20Apr/11180

KENYA: POLICE RECRUITMENT TO BE CONDUCTED IN A DIFFERENT METHOD.

By Dickens Wasonga.

The 7000 young Kenyans hoping to be enlisted into the yet to be established Kenya Police Service will for the first time ever appear before a recruitment panel instituted to ensure the exercise is free and fair.

And unlike in the past , the exercise will be carried out in the presence of several observer groups and eligible candidates will be given the opportunity to chose either to serve as the regular or administration police officers.

But they will also have to apply for the job by filling in an application form to show they have an interest to be hired.

Another noticeable departure from the past is the fact that the recruitment for APs and the regular police officers will be held jointly and in a single day countrywide unlike in the past where such exercises were carried out in different dates.

As part of the police reforms which were launched in the year 2003 the police officers seeking to be absorbed will now be hired by a district recruitment committee which will be chaired by the district commissioners and assisted by relevant technical officers drawn from various government ministries.

The officers will include the Officer commanding police divisions, the district officers of health, the district education officers, district registrar of persons and the district intelligence officers and their criminal investigations counterpart.

Even a religious groups will be represented together with the business community. Reporters will also be allowed unlimited access to cover the exercise and no team should bar the press from the recruitment venues.

According to the deputy police spokes person Mr Charles Owino, the changes are intended to ensure the process of hiring recruits is not only free and fair but also responsive and representative to the needs of the citizenry.

Owino said the rot that has bedeviled the force in the past was partly due to the poor recruitment exercises which were riddled by nepotism and claims of corruption.

'' If you get the process of hiring wrong then the whole intention of having a professional system can not be met'' he said

The senior officer who spoke to journalists at Kisumu's Tom Mboya Labor college during a briefing of the new guidelines to officers who will oversea the coming exercise from Nyanza and Western provinces. He said constables picked will during the exercise will undergo 15 months training either at the Administration police training college in Embakasi, Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo or the G.S.U training school in Nairobi.

The commissioned cadet officers will undergo 21 months training under a new curriculum for the two services .

Part of the members of the district recruitment committee follow proceedings of the meeting at Tom Mboya Labor College .

Out of the number targeted for the exercise, 10 per cent should be graduates while 30 per cent will be women in line with the government's affirmative action.

The Nyanza Central regional commissioner warned the recruiting teams to avoid the temptation to favor any applicant who fails to meet the set requirements and pledged that the government will disciple those found engaging in corruption during the exercise.

Height of candidates which in the past barred many hopefuls from joining the force will not be an issue to look at this time and any candidate eliminated must be told by the recruiting teams the reason why they have to be dropped at every level.

The teams were also directed to ignore directives from any senior officer either from the force or the government departments who try to influence the out come of the recruitment exercise.

In the past senior police officers from police headquarters and senior government officials, MPs and ministers have been accused of demanding to be given slots to have their friends or relatives hired in the respective districts.

ENDS.

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  1. To the commissioner of police my name is mirriam wanyaga aged 21yrs Kenya citizen from Tetu district,i kindly apply for a vacancy in Kenya police ,am a form leaver and a computer literate having done diploma in computer engineering. My ambition is to work for the force under all condition.
    Thanks for your advance for considering my application.

  2. I have all the requirements but my certificate of good conduct in not ready how can my problem be solved?

  3. National police service commission,
    Vigilance house,
    Nairobi.

    Dear sir,
    RE:APPLICATION FOR A VACANCY IN KENYA POLICE FORCE.
    Following your advertisement on 31/10/2012 am kindly applying for above named job.am a form four certificate of B plain.am currently in National Youth Service.
    Am looking foward for your positive response.
    Yoursfaithfuly
    ouma evans ogutu

  4. help me secure a chance in AP.I am an ex-recruit of NYS and i also trained as a NCO

  5. The Chairperson,
    National police service commission,
    Vigilance house,
    Nairobi.

    Dear sir,
    RE: CLAIM

    I WAS THE ONLY GRADUATE IN ONE OF THE RECRUITMENT CENTERS BUT I WAS NOT RECRUITED DESPITE PASSING THROUGH ALL THE PROCEDURES SET.

    KINDLY ADVICE

    Yours faithfully,

    Nyakundi 0723096142

  6. I wat to congratulate the just concluded exe .sprecisely Rumuruti centre had free and fair intake…Congratulations for the reforms.Jane

  7. For those who had typed the application letter here, you were supposed to write down and go to the recruitment field with it. At least this time it was fair and transparent recruitment.

  8. my name is evans juma. i’d really like to join the kenya police force to serve this great country, i did my k.c.s.e last year and i attain a mean grade of c plain. dear sir, madam i kindly need assistance, please help. my number is 0716181240

  9. to the commissioner,am nyamu aged 21,i did my K.C.S.E last year but one and attained a mean grade of C.have been trying the police recruitment 2 times now and still this time round i will try becouse i have been praying 2 serve kenya as a police 2 help n security areas…hope you will consinder me…thank you

  10. My name is brian,young and willing to work in police force,av been a worker at glacious east africa ltd as a messenger and lattr joined equity bank as a store keeper,my dreems was to be a police officer,and be happy always with you people in forces by working hand in hand in every situation.Please make my dreams come true,hope for posditive answer from you.My contacts are as below:0708165181.

  11. Am Lidiah Rioba from Nyamira county, Nyamusi Division would like to apply for administration police in the coming recruitment i did my form 4 in 2010 and attained c plain. Your consideration will be highly appreciated.

  12. would like to be considered in Kenya police.

  13. Ithink wen are all Kenyan but all needs this chance of being policeman/women. For real sence there this discrimination ofphysical appearance maybe short or tall or fat silm. Please our chief commandant i do respect you and i trust to your enderviour yote yawezeka when ill be there in the excersice being carried in Kisii county Kerina center
    Thanks in advance

  14. when is the recruitment date for this year?

  15. Ihereby request for a position in the the coming AP recruitment.

    I did my KCSE in 2012 and attaine grade Cplus.Pl consider me.

  16. I greatly congratulate the inspector of police David Kimaiyo for the great commitment and compassion he had for the police officers. YOU had just visited the area but it seems their is no change, please sir ,trace the insecuruty problems in Baringo north constituency associated with cattle rustlers. we seek permanent reconciliation between the two communities

  17. I jst finishd mi kcse on 2011& gt amean grade of C+.thr4 it z upon mi wsh dat i wll join de upcomng polce recruitmnt whch i blve it wll b on Nov22.thnk u all

  18. I DID MY O-LEVEL IN 2012 AND GOT A B+. I WISH TO JOIN THE KENYA POLICE AND SERVE AS A POLICE OFFICER.KINDLY CONSIDER ME.

  19. Dear Sir,
    I wish to apply for position of Police officer.
    I am from Ireland and I am a Reserve Police Officer in my country.

  20. NOTIFY ME WHEN WILL RECRUITMENT HELD AGAIN

  21. I salute you for the changes that you have seen are not necessary.Thank you.

  22. Dear sir/madam, am 19 year old,i did my k.c.s.e and i manage to get a mean of B-.Am really interested to jion kenya police to serve as a G.S.U officer this year.i will be great if you consider my request.thank you.

  23. Dear sir,
    RE:APPLICATION FOR A VACANCY IN KENYA POLICE FORCE.
    Following your advertisement am kindly applying for above named job.am a form four Leaver With Agrade Of c Plus.Contraly I have A certificate In Web Design.Am really interested to join kenya police to serve as a G.S.U officer this year.i will be great if you consider my request.thank you.

    Yours faithfully,

    Bonface Njoroge .

  24. KENYA POLICE,tried several times but sikufaulu so please i need to be considered 2013,completed my o-level 2009 with agrade of D+.

  25. Dear sir,

    RE.APPLICATION FOR A VACANCY IN KENYA POLICE. Following the advertisement for the above named job am hereby applying for the job.am a form 4 leaver and i attained a mean grade of c plus and am undergoing my degree program.kindly consider me.

  26. I would like to be considered during the next recruitment exercise. I attained C+ in my KCSE.

  27. this is good.

  28. I am from nairobi county .pliz am requesting for notification of 2014 recruitment,am wiling to serve my country as a police officer.i will appreciate if you consider my request.

  29. i need to be considered for recruitment.my age is 32 and kcpe attained mean grade of c+. tall and athletic worked in south africa as coin security in charge of large sum of money. can really kick an ass…

  30. am aged 23,i hope that one day i will be able to serve our in the forces.


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