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How to Apply for Kenya Prisons Service Countrywide Mass Recruitment

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Sheila Brenda Andoi
January 26, 2022
IMAGE SOURCE|KENYA PRISONS
IMAGE SOURCE|KENYA PRISONS

The Kenya Prisons Service has announced open positions for General Cadet Officers, Medical Cadet Officers, and Medical Technicians. 

About Kenya Prisons

The Kenya Prisons Service is a division of the Ministry of Interior and National Government Coordination.

The Kenya Prisons Service is a division of the Ministry of Interior and National Government Coordination. It makes a significant contribution to public safety and security by ensuring the safe custody of all persons lawfully committed to prison facilities and facilitating the rehabilitation of custodial sentenced offenders for community reintegration.

Open Positions in Kenya Prisons


Eligibility Criteria for Kenya Prisons Service Recruitment

Interested candidates are required to meet the following criteria;

  1. You must be a Kenyan citizen
  2. You should have a valid National Identification Card
  3. You should not have a criminal record
  4. Be aged between 18-30 years for diploma/certificate holders
  5. Be aged between 18 and 30 years for degree holders
  6. Be aged between 18 and 32 years for medical consultants
  7. You should at least be 5 feet 4 inches tall for men and 5 feet 2 inches tall for women
  8. Be physically and medically fit
  9. You must have good hearing and clear vision
  10. Female candidates MUST not be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire training period.

NOTE:

  • Candidates will go through an intensive Government-sponsored paramilitary initial training course that will last at least nine (9) months for technicians and thirteen (13) months for general cadet officers.
  • The recruitment process will be completely FREE of charge.
  • Bribery and other forms of corruption are prohibited. Anyone who presents themselves for recruitment with falsified or fake academic/professional certificates or identity cards, or who engages in any acts that amount to corruption, SHALL be disqualified, arrested, and prosecuted.
  • Members of the public are warned that recruitment will only take place at the listed recruitment center and on the specified day. Anyone claiming to be issuing calling letters outside of the recruiting center should be treated as a criminal.
  • On the day of the interview, prospective candidates MUST bring their original National identification card, birth certificate, KRA PIN certificate, academic certificates, and other testimonials.

Academic and Technical Qualifications

  1. Medical Practitioners

Interested candidates must;

  • Have a minimum mean grade of C+ at KCSE
  • Have an undergraduate/post-graduate degree from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • Be registered with the relevant statutory bodies.
  1. General Cadets

Interested candidates must;

  • Have a minimum mean grade of C+ at KCSE
  • Have a relevant undergraduate degree from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  1. Medical Technicians

Interested candidates must;

  • Have a minimum mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution and /or
  • Possess a relevant diploma/certificate from a recognized institution
  • Be registered with the relevant statutory bodies where applicable.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting the PSC.2 (REVISED 2016) application form, which can be downloaded from https://www.publicservice.go.ke/, along with clear photocopies of relevant academic/professional certificates and their National identification cards.

Completed applications should be addressed to; 

THE COMMISSIONER-GENERAL OF PRISONS

PRISONS HEADQUARTERS 

P. 0 BOX 30175-00100 

NAIROBI

and delivered to: PRISONS HEADQUARTERS MAGEREZA HOUSE, which is located along BISHOPS ROAD, COMMUNITY AREA, in order to reach the Commissioner General of Prisons by February 11th, 2022.

NB: Successfully shortlisted candidates will be notified by print media by MARCH 1st, 2022.

Contacts 

Tel: 020 2722902

Email: commissioner.prisons@gmail.com

Sheila Brenda Andoi is a communicator, journalist, editor, and writer passionate about human-interest stories. You can find her on Twitter @sheilaandoi

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