The National Youth Service (NYS) has announced recruitment of servicemen and women across the country for four consecutive days beginning Monday next week.
NYS Director General Dr Richard Ndubai said orphans who meet the requisite recruitment qualifications will be given special preference.
“Orphans who meet the qualification requirements as stated above will be given special preference subject to production of sufficient documentary proof such as parents’ death certificates or burial permits,” Ndubai said.
The recruitment will be conducted in a total of 319 sub-counties in all the 47 counties.
Eligible recruits must be Kenyan citizens and residents of the respective sub-county recruitment centers and have certificate of good conduct.
They are also required to be aged between 18 and 22 years and holders of minimum mean grade of D+ in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
The prospective candidates must produce original national identity cards , academic certificates and avail one set of photocopies of the same.
Successful candidates will report at the Gilgil and Naivasha colleges where they will receive basic paramilitary training.
The exercise comes at a time the service is currently an internal audit to establish how 2,238 recruits joined its ranks illegally.
Ndubai admitted the over 2000 recruits who had already received advanced paramilitary training were imposters and stated that the fraudulent methods used to gain access to the service were criminal.
The group was not part of the 7,638 recruits who genuinely qualified to join vocational training programmes of NYS in 2015.
8,642 recruits passed out December last year but 784 of them had not been admitted to any vocational training programme.
Next week’s recruitment exercise will be a litmus test for efficiency of the service internal control systems to curb fraudulent activities
“NYS does not condone corruption in any form. Canvassing is strictly prohibited and will lead to automatic disqualification.” Ndubai added yesterday.