The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government is one of the two Ministries of the National Government that are domiciled within the Presidency.

Recruitment of General Cadet Officers and Technicians into the Kenya Prisons Service (Male & Female)

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location Not specified
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial  , Engineering / Technical  , Hospitality / Hotel / Restaurant  , Law / Legal  , Medical / Healthcare  , Project Management  , Research / Data Analysis  , Security / Intelligence 

 The Kenya Prisons Service wishes to announce to the general public vacancies for general cadet officers and technicians.

Prospective candidates wishing to apply must satisfy the general conditions and requirements given below;

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be between the ages of 18-28 years for diploma/certificate holders; OR
  • Be between the ages of 18-30 years for degree holders;
  • Be at least 5 feet 4 inches tall for men and 5 feet 2 inches tall for women;
  • Be physically and medically fit;
  • Must have good hearing and clear vision;
  • Have no criminal record;
  • Female candidates MUST not be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire training period.

On recruitment, candidates will undergo an intensive Government sponsored para-military initial training course lasting not less than nine (9) months for technicians and (13) months for general cadets officers.

The recruitment exercise will be absolutely FREE.

Bribery and other acts of corruption are unlawful.

Any person presenting themselves for recruitment with falsified or fake academic/professional certificates, identity cards, or engaging in any acts that amount to corruption SHALL be disqualified, arrested and prosecuted.

Members of the public are warned that recruitment will only be conducted at the listed recruitment centre and on the day as indicated.

Any person therefore purporting to be issuing calling letters away from the recruitment centre should be treated as a criminal.

Prospective candidates MUST carry their original identification card, birth certificate, KRA PIN certificate, academ-ic certificates and other testimonials on the day of interviews.

Academic/technical Qualifications

  • General Cadet Officers: Candidates must possess a relevant undergraduate degree from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  • Technicians: Candidates must possess a minimum mean grade of D+ at KCSE or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution and/or possess a relevant diploma/certificate from a recognized institution and registered with the relevant bodies where applicable.

General Cadets

  1. Engineers
  2. Quantity Surveyors
  3. Architects
  4. Medical Doctors (Psychiatrists, General Physicians)
  5. Accounts/Finance Officers
  6. Procurement Officers
  7. Actuarial Scientists
  8. Statistics Officers
  9. Agronomists
  10. Researchers
  11. Lawyers
  12. Community Development Officers
  13. Public Administration and Management Officers
  14. Disaster Management Officers
  15. Psychologists
  16. Criminologists
  17. Security Management Officers
  18. Forensic Investigators
  19. Sociologists
  20. Gender Development Officers
  21. Project Planning Management Officers
  22. Civil Engineers
  23. Library and Information Management Officers
  24. Clothing Textile/Interior Decor
  25. Hospitality Management Officers
  26. Business Management Officers
  27. Sports Management Officers.

Any other degree relevant to correctional work.

N/B: The entry level for all general cadet officers is at INSPECTORATE LEVEL.


S/NO Specialists

  1. Clinical Officers
  2. Brandsmen/women

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by filling the PSC.2 (REVISED 2016) application form which can be downloaded from ( and attach clear photo-copies of relevant academic/professional certificates and their National Identification cards (ID).

Completed applications should be addressed to:

The Commissioner General of Prisons Prisons
P.O.BOX 30175-00100 NAIROBI

The Completed Applications should be deposited at the:


So as to reach ON or BEFORE, 13th January, 2020.


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