The National Police Service is aiming to recruit over 5,000 Police Constables in 2021, kicking off in a countrywide excercise on Monday ahead of training. – By Gerald Gekara.
However, unlike the Military excercise, the recruitment will be restricted to Mondays only.
The National Police Service has not hired for the last three years.
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai directed applicants recruited for the training will serve in the National Police Service a minimum of 10 years.
“Applicants must present themselves at the recruitment centres with the duly completed form indicating the service of preference on the day of the recruitment exercise,” the Inspector General said.
For cadets, NPS will be keen on candidates with courses in Medicine, Engineering, Forensic Science, Ballistics, Education and Law.
The recruitment comes ahead of next year’s General Election when heavy deployment is expected.
Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment and during the entire training period.
National Police Service Commission (NPSC) Chairman Eliud Kinuthia said the exercise will be carried out in a transparent way under strict rules and regulations while observing the COVID-19 protocols.