NYS Announces Countrywide Recruitment - Requirements

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta during a National Youth Service passing-out parade at training college in Gilgil, Nakuru County on December 6, 2019.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta posing for a photo after a National Youth Service (NYS) passing-out parade at training college in Gilgil, Nakuru County on December 6, 2019.
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  • The National Youth Service (NYS) has embarked on a recruitment programme for servicemen and women across the country.

    In an advert in local dailies on Tuesday, August 16, the service announced that it is seeking to hire both male and female volunteers to join the NYS programme.

    The exercise will kick off on Monday, August 29, and end on Saturday, September 3. 

    "The Kenya National Youth Service wishes to announce to the general public that there will be a recruitment exercise of NYS Volunteers (male and female) throughout the Republic from Monday, 29th August to Saturday, 3 September 2022 as per the below requirements and dates schedule," read part of the notice. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
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    Requirements

    All interested applicants should be aged between 18 and 24 years and must possess a valid Kenyan Identification Card.

    The candidates must also be Kenyan citizens and residents of the respective sub-county under which they apply for.

    The service also demands that the applicants must hold a minimum KCSE grade of D (plain) and with relevant certificates such as Certificate of Good Conduct, and Academic Certificates.

    The applicants must be ready to undergo a medical check-up during and after the recruitment exercise. 

    Aside from undergoing rigorous physical training, they must be prepared to give voluntary service to the Nation in any part of the Republic of Kenya.

    The successful candidates will be required to report for the NYS paramilitary training course at NYS College, Gilgil and NYSTTI Naivasha on dates and times specified in their respective calling letters to be issued.

    How to Check out the Recruitment Dates

    All prospective candidates wishing to be enlisted in the service, are advised to check out the recruitment dates of their sub-county and the recruitment centres on the NYS official website. www(dot)nys (dot)go(dot)ke.

    Click on the vacancies tab and access the list of the 374 recruitment centres and the stipulated dates. 

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    NYS officers spotted in Sagana, Kirinyaga County on Friday, September 25, 2020
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