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Would you love to be one of the new Kenya Prisons wardens? Here is how to apply for the latest recruitment

The Kenya Prisons Service has announced a nationwide recruitment exercise and invited applications from Youths across the country.

In a notice on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Kenya Prisons announced that it is seeking to recruit Medical cadet officers, Medical Technicians, and General Cadets.

The recruitment drive will begin on Tuesday, February 8 at 8:00 am in all the 340 designated recruitment centres countrywide.

KPS announced that it will recruit 33 categories including medical officers, general surgeons, pathologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, pharmacists and public health officers among others.

For medical technicians including clinical officers, occupational therapists, mortuary attendants, public health officers, ICT officers as well as dental radiographers, KPS advertised 23 positions.


All applicants should be Kenyan citizens with valid ID cards and have no criminal history.

Interested applicants should be between ages 18 and 32.

All applicants must be physically and medically fit. They should also be at least 5 feet and 4 inches tall for men and 5 feet and 2 inches tall for women.

Those interested in the medical practitioners category must have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade of C+, a relevant undergraduate degree and should be registered in statutory bodies.

For General cadets, applicants are required to have a minimum KCSE mean grade of C+ and a relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised institution of higher learning.

Applicants in the medical technicians category should have a minimum KCSE mean grade of C (plain) and a relevant Diploma or certificate from a recognised institution.

Interested candidates are expected to carry their original IDs, birth certificates, KRA PIN certificates, academic certificates and other testimonials with them to the recruitment centres on the designated recruitment dates.

After the exercise, selected candidates will undergo an intensive government-sponsored para-military initial training course lasting not less than 9 months for technicians and 13 months for general cadet officers.

“The recruitment exercise will be absolutely free. Bribery and other acts of corruption are unlawful, any person presenting themselves for recruitment with falsified or fake academic/professional certificates, identity cards or engaging in any acts that amount to corruption shall be disqualified, arrested and prosecuted,” KPS warned in the notice.



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