The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Parents Protest Police Jobs Lockout Over Papers

PARENTS in Nyanza have protested the refusal by the Police Service Commission to hire those without KCSE certificates. "Our children who sat KCSE last year and have attained all the requirements but they were locked out because they have only have KCSE result slips," they said.

Nyanza Counties Parents Association chairman Jackson Ogweno: "It was not in order for the commission to deny them the opportunity. This resulted into a very poor turn out across the country."

More than 400,000 students who sat their KCSE last year were barred from participating in the police recruitment. Some 411,783 candidates who sat the exam are yet to get their certificates.

Speaking during a recruitment at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu last Thursday, PSC chairman Johnstone Kavuludi said KCSE results slips were not acceptable.

Very few people reportedly turned up for the recruitment targeting to hire 7,000 police officers. Kavuludi decried the low number of women who turned up for the recruitment.

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