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Scores turned away in police recruitment for lack of certificate

At the recently established Ithanga/ Kakuzi Sub- County in Murang’a County, scores of youth were turned away after they failed to produce KCSE Certificates.

Majority of them who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 2020 went through all other levels of recruitment only to be disqualified for lack of certificates.

They are now pleading with the government to expedite issuance of their Form four certificates to enable them secure job opportunities in future.

The recruitment took place in Kirathani Stadium at Ithanga Location, where hundreds of youths from five locations namely Mukeu, Ithanga, Kakuzi, Nanga and Nduthwa turned up in large numbers to participate in the exercise

The exercise was presided over by police commander for Mwea East, Daniel Kitavi to ensure fairness and transparency of the exercise.

Kivati said that the Sub- County will only be recruiting 4 male officers and that female officer’s slots were unavailable at the moment.

On the other hand, Gatanga MP Joseph Nduati Ngugi embraced the exercise thanking the national government through the National Police Service for their move to consider recruiting officers from the newly gazetted administrative unit.

Ngugi acknowledged that Ithanga has been benefiting from government opportunities noting that even the recent Kenya prisons warden recruitment exercise took place in the newly established sub county.

Area Assistant County Commissioner Bishop Crispin Otieno who was overseeing the exercise lauded the government for bringing government public services to the people, noting that previously residents were forced to travel to sub-county offices in upper Gatanga in search of services.

By Bernard Munyao and Anita Omwenga

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