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NYS announces qualifications for 2024 recruitment

The National Youth Service (NYS) has listed the qualifications for Kenyans willing to join the service in 2024. 

In a statement on Wednesday, January 10, NYS noted that the recruitment would be conducted in every sub-county of all the 47 Counties. 

“We are in receipt of overwhelming goodwill messages, from young Kenyan Citizens, enquiring on the requirements needed for enlistment,” NYS said in a statement. 

The statement by NYS comes after overwhelming messages from Kenyans seeking to know the requirements for 2024 enlistment. 

NYS qualifications

1. A Kenyan citizen by birth. 

2. Aged between 18-24 years. 

3. Obtained a minimum grade of D (plain) in KCSE or its equivalent. 

4. Medically and physically fit. 

5. Has not been convicted of a criminal offence. 

6. Has a valid certificate of good conduct and meets any other qualification that the Director General may prescribe from time to time. 

According to NYS, the recruitment exercise will be undertaken in every sub-county across all 47 counties in Kenya. 

On the date of recruitment, NYS noted it would make a public announcement in both print and electronic media. 

NYS assured young Kenyans that the Service had developed an exit strategy that ensures that all graduates are absorbed in employment upon completion of the program. 

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“Just to mention but a few, 80 percent transition to other disciplined services, labour export to Europe amongst others,” a statement from NYS read in part. 

On November 2023, President William Ruto directed that NYS trainees be given priority during police and military recruitment.

“Recognizing the place of youths in national transformation in general, and that of NYS in powering the plan in particular, we have embarked on a strategic reengineering of the National Youth Service to enhance the capacity of the institution to take up a greater number of trainees,” said president stated.

The Head of State noted that the move would enable the institution to position itself on the pathway of financial sustainability through revenue generation to the country. 

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