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NPSC to recruit 10,000 more police officers in July

01 July 2014, 09:14

Nairobi - The government Monday announced plans to recruit 10,000 more police officers in mid July to help beef up security across the country.

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) said the recruitment will take place on July 14 for candidates who will be between 18 and 28 years old and 30 years for those with specialized skills including diploma and degree.

NPSC chairman Johnston Kavuludi said in an advertisement on Monday that 6,000 police constables will be regular police and 4, 000 Administration Police. He said the recruitment panels will be in the centers ready to receive application forms from those interested.

The commission has appointed a team to spearhead the exercise in more than 200 districts. The recruitment will be done on a single day for both services to avoid or reduce cases of corruption at large.

This will increase the police force to almost 100,000 after more than 7,000 police officers graduated in the past two months. The additional police officers will help contain soaring crime across the country.

The recruitment also comes hot on the heels of a series of attacks that have been witnessed in various parts of the restive region with the latest attack occurring in Mombasa two weeks ago.

Scores of security officers and civilians have lost their lives in the gun, grenade attacks that target crowded places. The northeastern region that borders the war-tone country of Somalia has been the most affected by the attacks.

 - Xinhua

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