Two Nakuru youths who turned at the Afraha stadium for the police recruitment that took place on Monday have told the Kenya Monitor that they are not afraid of being involved risky situations should they picked in the service.
Paul Maranga and James Waweru who had also turned up for the earlier recruitment that was later called off on allegations of corruption said they were not even afraid of the Al-Shabaab terror group.
“Al-Shabaab are also men like us,”
an expectant Paul Maranga said moments after taking part in the recruitment exercise for the Nakuru Town East Constituency.
“I am aware of the insecurity and terror scare in our country at the moment and I am ready to serve,” he added.
Monday’s recruitment exercise will see at least 10,000 police recruits join the force amid rising terror attacks that are committed against civilians by the Al-Qaeda linked group.
On April 2 the group attacked Garissa University college killing at least 147 people most of whom were students. President Uhuru Kenyatta then directed that the recruits that were picked in last year’s exercise report for training. However his direction was criticized and he later changed his decision.
Maranga and Waweru said they wanted to join the force as a show of patriotism.
“I love my country. I would love to protect it,” said Waweru.
The recruitment exercise at the Afraha Stadium was led by Jackson Mulupi, an Assistant Superintendent of police. There were other centers in the 11 constituencies (also Sub Counties) in the larger Nakuru county.
At the Afraha Stadium a total of 110 recruits turned up out of which 88 were male and 22 were female. Of these 14 will be picked to join the general police and 12 will join the administration police. Of the 26 that will be picked only 5 will be female, 4 as general police and 1 as administration police.