Kenya Prisons service recruitment 2019,requirements,dates

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You must be waiting for the Kenya Prisons Service recruitment requirements, dates and qualifications as per 2018. Well, we have your back, Kenya Prisons Service is a department under the Ministry of Interior and Kenyan National Government which was created on 1st of April 1991 by the British East Africa Protectorate. The Kenya Prisons Service is commanded by a Commissioner General of Prisons; Isaya M. Osugo who is assisted by Benjamin Njoga.

The Kenya Prisons Services as a department and security organ are instructed to keep in safe custody all prisoners placed under its care. Rehabilitation and reformation of prisoners, aiding of administration of Justice, containing and transformation of youth offenders in Borstal Institutions and youth corrective training centres and provision of facilities for children aged between 4 years and below accompanying their mothers in prison.

As per 2018, there were 92 correctional institutions in Kenya which entail 89 prisons, two borstals; and one youth training centre. The present prisoners’ population stands at 54,000 of which 48% are pre-trial detainees while the rest are already sentenced. The Kenya Prisons Service workers currently stand at approximately 22,000 composed of uniformed officers and auxiliary staff workers. This is according to the Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government.

Kenya Prisons service Recruitment requirements.

1. You must be a citizen of Kenya.

2. You must have a Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)with a  minimum grade of D+ and above or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

3. You must be between the age range of 18 – 28 years.

4. You must be physically fit.

5. Heights- 5 feet 4 inches tall for men and 5 feet 2 inches tall for women.

6. You must have excellent hearing and clear vision.

7. You must have no past or current criminal record.

8. Female applicants must not be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during training.



9. Documents needed

  • original identification card
  • birth certificate
  • KRA PIN certificate
  • academic certificates
  • other testimonials

Upon being considered, shortlisted candidates undertake an intensive Government sponsored paramilitary initial training course (professional) lasting not less than nine months. Additionally, while conducting the vigorous training, recruits will be expected to undertake a self-sponsored certificate or diploma course in security and correctional Science offered by Kenyatta University at a cost to be determined by the university.


Kenya Prisons service Recruitment

The Kenya National Police has not yet announced any recruitment/enrolment  dates. We will update for you the dates and venues anytime the announcement is done so stay tuned to exposeke.com. Please take care that no fee is required for one to be recruited into the service. Anyone found taking money from the public in the name of helping them to secure employment in the service will be arrested and charged.

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39 Comments

  1. I Simon nderitu aged 23Yrs a form four leaver with a mean grade of C minus am also interested in joining Kenya prison 0790605741

  2. Am Michael makokha,wish to join I have agrade 2 in electrical wireman as well as driving licence class BCE.much interested to serve my nation.

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