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NYS graduates recruited as KWS rangers in Busia

At least nine former National Youth Service (NYS) graduates were recruited to the Kenya Wildlife Service during a recruitment exercise carried out at Busia County Stadium.

Speaking to KNA after the end of the exercise, the Deputy Director of KWS Samwel Tokore said that hundreds of youth from the seven sub-counties of Busia turned out for the exercise.

“We have managed to select 16 recruits after conducting a very competitive process,” he said, adding that three females were among the successful candidates.

Tokore added that the exercise that kicked off at six am ran smoothly and was conducted in a free and fair manner with members of the public being witnesses.

“We were looking at the academic qualification as one was supposed to have an original KCSE certificate with a minimum qualification of D (plain),” he said.

He further said that candidates were required to be 18-26 years and bring original national identity cards, adding that a certificate from NYS was an added advantage.

“The recruit rangers will help in reinforcement of KWS operations and particularly in areas of human-wildlife conflicts, addressing illegal wildlife trade and issues of wild meat trade in our parks in the country,” he said.

The youth who were disqualified for not having the required height urged KWS to do away with the requirement so that they can be allowed to participate in future recruitment exercises.

By Rodgers Omondi 

 

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