Two University graduates were among the hundreds of youth who turned up yesterday for the Kenya and Administration police recruitment in Embu West.
Some of the applicants were sent away for producing result slips instead of original certificates. DC Daniel Obudo said of the nine slots for regular police, three were for women and six for the men.
He said there were 10 slots for APs with one reserved for a university graduate, three for women and six for men. Obudo said 150 of the hundreds of the applicants met the C plain grade requirement.
"I regret to say the cut off grade of C plain for recruitment into the force was apparently too high for the local youth with most of them failing the test. Many others had to be turned away for presenting result slips instead of exam certificates.
We had only two university prospective recruits for the force which situation is very appalling, " he said. The exercise which was also conducted by Embu police boss Gasper Makau and AP boss Mishake Wanga, was held at the Embu Stadium.