Hundreds of youths who turned up for the police recruitment exercise in Cherangany Sub County in Trans Nzoia were dropped after they failed to meet the required minimum height standard of 5.8m and 4.8m for men and ladies respectively. According to the officer who was in charge of the police recruitment exercise, the administration police commandant for Kachibora in Cherangany Sub County Galgalo Osman, more than 800 youths turned up for the exercise.
The commandant applauded them for turning up in large numbers to take part in the exercise, expressing his satisfaction that the exercise was conducted well.
However, some of the participants appealed for reforms in the exercise, especially when it comes to height limits and physical body considerations, adding that some are a hindrance to them when it comes to getting slots.
“We appeal to the National Police Service to make some changes in the future, especially by doing away with the height and body considerations,” said Joseph Biwot, a participant who turned up for the exercise.
Some ladies appealed to the service to increase the number of lady recruits, adding that they were being discriminated against.
In Cherangany Sub County, 30 male participants were selected together with 3 ladies bringing the total number to 33, in Saboti Sub County 27 men were selected together with 3 ladies, and the total number was 30. In Kwanza Sub County, 25 male participants were selected, together with 2 female counterparts, bringing the total number to 27, in Kiminini Sub County 30 men were selected, and 3 ladies and in Endebess 15 men were selected and 3 ladies. The total number of participants who were selected in Trans Nzoia County is 141.