Recently a post was going viral on TikTok regarding Kenya Police Recruitment in January 2024. There was no update regarding this job opportunity in NPS (National Police Service) on their official website as well as on the official social media handles.
As per this viral post on Tiktok, the Kenya Police recruitment date is 5th January 2024.
Clarifying the confusion, Kenya’s National Police Service (NPS) has denied rumors about a large-scale recruitment process scheduled for January 2024. They issued a statement urging the public to disregard the fake news circulating on social media platforms. The actual date for the recruitment exercise was not announced.
The actual recruitment was postponed because of money problems, but now it’s planned for April 2024. 80% of the new hires will come from the National Youth Service.
FAKE NPS Recruitment Circular: Key Takeaways
- The National Police Service (NPS) in Kenya denies reports of a mass recruitment exercise in January 2024.
- The NPS has been without a recruitment exercise for the past two years, leading to concerns about understaffing.
- President William Ruto has directed the NPS to prioritize National Youth Service (NYS) graduates in future recruitment drives.
Truth About Kenya Police Service Recruitment
The National Police Service (NPS) in Kenya has denied reports of a mass recruitment exercise scheduled for January 2024. The NPS cautioned about fake news on social media and confirmed that there are no recruitment plans for January 2024. This comes after concerns were raised about the understaffing of the police force, leading to delays in recruitment exercises. NPS has not confirmed the date of the recruitment yet, despite earlier Treasury proposals to hold it in April 2024.
In November 2023, President William Ruto told the NPS to prioritize NYS officers in upcoming recruitments.As per the President’s order, 80 percent of police recruits will be NYS graduates. This move is aimed at addressing the staffing shortage in the police force and providing employment opportunities for NYS graduates.
All jobseekers are advised to identify such fake job notifications and avoid circulating them. Only trust the official sources.
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