NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 – Police officers who wish to be appointed as County Commanders have until May 28 to apply for the positions which were advertised on Tuesday.
The National Police Service Commission has advertised for the positions of 94 County Commanders at the rank of Assistant Inspector General.
Forty-seven County Commanders will be for the regular police while the other 47 for the Administration Police.
Those eligible for the positions have to be of the rank of Superintendent of Police and above, be university graduates and have served in the service for at least 10 years.
The advertisement in local dailies reads: “Applicants must be serving gazetted officers and served with distinction in the police service for at least 10 years or any other equivalent qualifications and have served in the Police Service for at least 15 years.”
National Police Service Commission Chairman Johnston Kavuludi says that the recruitment for various commanders will also be done competitively with the participation of the public.
He says that those applying will also be required to present clearance certificates from, among other offices, the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Other offices the applicants have to clear with are the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), the Credit Reference Bureau and professional bodies the applicants might belong to.
According to the advertisement any person who lies or misrepresents facts and who has been previously convicted of any criminal offence or a person who canvases directly or through proxies will be disqualified.
Last month, Kavuludi told Capital FM News that the vetting of police officers will commence after County Commanders of Police are appointed.
According to Kavuludi the vetting which is part of the reforms envisaged in the service will start from police headquarters with the high ranking officers to others in lower ranks.