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NYS Announces Nationwide Recruitment – ​​Requirements

The National Youth Service (NYS) has begun a military recruiting program across the country.In an advertisement in local newspapers on Tuesday, Aug. 16, the agency announced that it is seeking both male and female volunteers to join the NYS program.


The exercise starts on Monday 29 August and ends on Saturday 3 September.


“The Kenya National Youth Service would like to announce to the general public that a recruitment exercise of NYS volunteers (male and female) will be held across the Republic from Monday, August 29 to Saturday, September 3, 2022, as per the requirements and dates schedule below.” , read part of the message.President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks on Saturday, April 24, 2021.






All interested applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 24 and must hold a valid Kenyan identification card.


The candidates must also be Kenyan citizens and residents of the respective sub-province under which they are applying.


The service also requires applicants to have a minimum KCSE grade of D (ordinary) and with relevant certificates such as certificate of good conduct and academic certificates.The applicants must be ready to undergo a medical examination during and after the recruitment exercise.


Apart from undergoing rigorous physical training, they must be willing to volunteer for the nation in any part of the Republic of Kenya.


The successful candidates are to report for NYS Paramilitary Training at NYS College, Gilgil and NYSTTI Naivasha on the dates and times specified in their respective convocation letters to be issued.


How to view the recruitment dates


All prospective candidates seeking to be enlisted in the service are advised to check their sub-county recruitment dates and recruitment centers 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 centers and the dates recorded.

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