Police Recruitment Exercise that kicked off on Monday was done under the heavy observation of both local and international observers.
Starehe Constituency recruitment team chairman Joseph Kamau says that the heavy team of observers was to help do away with cases of corruption that have traditionally clouded police recruitment exercises.
“We have put very strict measures to curb corruption in this recruitment exercise. We have people from IPOA, international bodies, news and even human right,” he said.
“In fact they have the right to stop the exercise whenever they see something that is not right,” he said.
Kamau who is the Embakasi OCPD says that even officers conducting the exercise were drawn from different regions.
“Look at me, i am from Embakasi and I am conducting the exercise in Starehe, this was the first step towards ensuring that there are no bribes,” he said.
Hundreds of youths turned up for the exercise that went on without any hiccups.
“I came here at 8 am and so far i have passed the first stage and am headed to the next one. I hope to pass and get recruited,” stated one recruit.
The Kenya Police Service Commission seeks to recruit at least 5,000 police officers from the exercise.