Kenya Police Makes Changes in Ongoing Recruitment

  • The Kenya Police Service has made changes to its ongoing recruitment drive targeting over 4,700 individuals.

    In an advertisement carried out in the local dailies on Tuesday, February 9, the service indicated that the changes, mostly in recruitment centers, were necessitated by logistical concerns.

    The notice showed that the most affected cadre was that of Police Constables with 12 counties suffering the changes in recruitment centers.

    “This is to bring to the attention of the public that information on recruitment of the Police Constables in the following areas has been clarified with additional centers provided purely on logistical reasons.

    Kenya Police notice on changes in constable recruitment process

    Kenya Police notice on changes in constable recruitment process.


    “Please note that recruitment centers, which were previously indicated to be in learning institutions, have been shifted to other appropriate areas,” read the notice in part.

    The affected counties include Mombasa, Kilifi, Taita, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Tharaka Nithi, Nyandarua, Kiambu, Baringo and Kajiado.

    In Mombasa, recruitments in Likoni Sub-county was moved from Dongo Kundu to Likoni Approved Grounds while in Kilifi South, the center was shifted from Kikambala D.O’s Office to Kikambala DCC’s Office Grounds.

    In Kiambu, the exercise was transferred from Girigiti Stadium to Ndumberi Stadium while in Tharaka Nithi, recruitment process initially scheduled for Katunga Police Station was moved to Marimanti Stadium.

    The massive recruitment exercise where the service seeks to employ 4,700 Kenyans to be trained as Police Constables was advertised at the beginning of February.

    The exercise will be carried out countrywide and will commence on Monday, February 22, at the newly listed constituency-based recruitment centres.

    Kenya Police notice on changes in constable recruitment process

    Kenya Police notice on changes in constable recruitment process.


    Entry Requirements for applicants for Police Constable (4,700) 

    The applicant must: 

    1. Be a citizen of Kenya

    2. Hold a Kenya National Identity Card

    3. Possess a minimum qualification of ‘D+’( Plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with a ‘D+’ (Plus) in either English or Kiswahili languages;

    4. 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;

    5. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution.

    6. Is physically, mentally, and medically fit.

    7. Has no criminal record or pending criminal charges.

    Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment and during the entire training period.

    The candidates are advised that examinations result slips shall not be accepted.

    A past KDF recruitment drive

    A past KDF recruitment drive


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