Police to recruit 10,000 more officers on May 11

An Administration officer checks on the fitness of one of the recruits at 64 stadium in Eldoret for Soy recruit centre. [File Photo: SILAH KOSKEI/STANDARD]

Some 10,000 new recruits will be recruited on the day for a nine-month training session at the Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo and Administration Police Training College in Embakasi.

Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet said the exercise will take place between 8 am and 5 pm.

He said all the new 10,000 recruits will be bonded to work for 10 years. This is aimed at deterring the new team from leaving the service after graduating.

“Applicants recruited for the training into the service shall be bonded to serve in the National Police Service for a minimum of ten years,” he said.

Those eligible for recruitment must have scored a mean grade of D plus and D plus in English or Kiswahili, and must be between 18 to 28 years.

The National Police Service Commission met on Monday and delegated to the IG to conduct the exercise. The exercise will take place at all 292 constituency headquarters.

Some of the recruits are likely to be deployed to cover the August 8 general elections.

This is likely to increase the police population to more than 120,000 and put pressure on their accommodation.