Kenya Prisons Service Recruitment 2022 – Apply Online, Application Form, Advertisement PDF

In a notice carried in the local dailies on Tuesday, January 25, KPS announced that it was seeking to hire Medical cadet officers, Medical Technicians, and General Cadets.

Kenya Prisons Service Recruitment

All interested applicants, who want to know about the Kenya prisons service recruitment must know about the eligibility criteria and other important aspects. In order to understand all that, it is highly recommended that you download the Kenya prisons recruitment advertisement and study it. We have covered most information in this article and attached the advertisement in the later section of this article

Eligibility Criteria for Kenya Prisons Recruitment

The Kenya Prisons Service wishes to announce to the general public vacancies for General Cadet, Medical Cadet Officers, and Medical Technicians. Prospective candidates wishing to apply MUST satisfy the general conditions and requirements given below;

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Have a valid National Identification Card
  • Have no criminal record:
  • Be between the ages of 18-30 years for diploma/certificate holders OR Be between the ages of 18 and 30 years for degree holders
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 32 years for medical consultants
  • Be at least 5 feet, inches tall for men and 5 feet 2 inches tall for women
  • Be physically and medically fit
  • Must have good hearing and dear vision
  • Female candidates MUST not be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire training period.


Medical practitioners: 

Candidates must possess:

  • A minimum mean grade of C+ at KCSE
  • An undergraduate/post-graduate degree from a recognized institution of higher learning and Registered with the relevant statutory bodies

b)General Cadets: 

Candidates must possess

A minimum means a grade of C+ at KCSE A relevant undergraduate degree from a recognized institution of higher learning Medical Technicians: Candidates must possess: A minimum mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution and/or II. Possess a relevant diploma/certificate from a recognized institution and registered with the relevant :

The exercise will take place on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in different venues across the country. Over 340 centers have been earmarked for the exercise.

Training Period

On recruitment, candidates will undergo an intensive Government-sponsored paramilitary initial training course lasting not less than nine (9) months for technicians and thirteen (13) months for general cadet officers.

What is KPS?

The Kenya Prisons Service came into being in December 1954 under the Kenya Prisons Act (Cap 276). The aim was to provide for the orderly management and control of prisons in Kenya. The services provided by prisons are now overseen by the Kenya Prisons Services (KPS). Mr. Robert Seago, the director-general of KPS, has been in charge of this agency for the last two years.

The Kenya Prisons Act has been significantly revised over the years, and as part of the reforms, several changes were made to the staff structure in various departments including recruitment. The majority of officers are recruited at the headquarters through the civil service examinations with KPS undertaking recruitment twice a year. The previous pattern of recruitment was based on the 1968 Gazette circular.

Kenya Prisons Recruitment – Apply Online, Download Application Form 2022

Here is the application form that you need to fill in, in order to apply for any of the positions that are open.

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Completed applications should be addressed to




and delivered at:



So as to reach the Commissioner General of Prisons before 11 FEBRUARY, 2022. Successfully shortlisted candidates will be notified via print media by 1 MARCH 2021

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Kenya Prisons Recruitment Portal Latest News

All those who are getting confused regarding this recruitment by Kerala prisons must understand that the department has recently released the latest news itself on Twitter. You can visit the official portal to download the notification and application form. Kindly go through this article to understand all aspects.

Related Questions and Answers

What is the last date to submit the Kenya Prisons application form 2022?

Interested applicants need to make sure applications are submitted before 11th February 2022.

When will the KPS recruitment result be announced?

As per the official advertisement, the result be declared by 1st March 2021

What will be the tenure of the training period for shortlisted candidates?

For technicians, the training period will be for 9 months while for general cadets it will be 13 months.


Last Updated on June 30, 2022 by Chido Kache


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