Kenya Prisons Service Recruitment 2023/2024

Kenya Prisons Service Recruitment 2023/2024 – How To Apply

Kenya Prisons Service Recruitment 2023: KPS recruits suitable and qualified citizens annually or bi-annually through a fair application process. To apply for a position in KPS, applicants are must meet some set eligibility criteria as stated below.

Kenya Prison Service Application Requirements

To become a member of the KPS, applicants are expected to meet the following requirements;

  • Interested candidates must hold the KCSE with a minimum grade of D+ or its equivalent from a recognized school
  • Applicants must be citizens of Kenya
  • You must be aged 18 – 28 for high school leavers
  • Applicants must ensure that they are physically and mentally fit
  • Male applicants must be taller than 5.4 feet while female applicants must be taller than 5’’2
  • You must have good hearing and a clear vision
  • Must not have been involved in criminal activity in the past
  • Female applicants must not be pregnant during the application or during the training period
  • All applicants are expected to come with their original national ID card, KRA PIN Certificate, Educational Certificate, as well as their testimonials on the day of accomplishment
  • Applicants can bear associate intensive Government sponsored professional paramilitary program for a period of 9 months
  • During the process of the skilled coaching, recruits are to register for a Self-Sponsored Certificate in Security and Correctional Science offered by Kenyatta University

See Also: Kenya Prisons Services Shortlisted Candidates


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Applicants are to note that Bribery and other illicit acts of lobbying in a desperate attempt to ensure that they are offered positions in KPS are tagged illegal and offenders would be disqualified and made to face the full wrath of the law.

Also, any applicant who presents a fake certificate or false information about their bio-data would be disqualified and prosecuted.

Kenya Prisons Service Recruitment 2023

Kenya Prisons Service Required Academic Qualifications

Application into Kenya Prison Service is open to technicians and artisans. This group of people must possess some stipulated certificate to be considered for a place in KPS

Technicians – Candidates applying as technicians are required to hold relevant certificate/diploma from reputable institutions

Artisans – Persons applying as artisans are required to hold a minimum grade of D+ in their Kenyan Certificate Examination.

Artisans may also present Certificates in Government Trade or Certificate in Craft.

In addition to the certificates, applicants are required to have a minimum working experience of 2 years.

Kenya Prisons Service Job Vacancies

The following vacancies are open for application in the KPS


  • Clinical Officers III/II/I (PG 3)
  • Nursing Officers III/II/I (PG 3)
  • Public Health Officers III/II/I (PG 3)
  • Radiographers III/II/I (PG 3)
  • Pharmaceutical Technologists III/II/I (PG 3)
  • Community Oral Health Officers III/II/I (PG 3)
  • Health Records Officers III/II/I (PG 3)
  • Laboratory Technologists III (PG 3)
  • Nutritionists III/II (PG 3)
  • Animal Health Officers (PG 3)
  • Information-Communication Technology Officers III (PG 3)
  • Housekeepers/Caterers II (PG 3)
  • P1 Tutors (PG 2)
  • Early-Childhood Development Officers (PG 1)
  • Cooks (PG 1)
  • Bands Men (PG 1)
  • Kenya Prisons Service Recruitment 2023


Positions for individuals applying as artisans include;

  • Masonry or Brick birthing (PG 1/2/3)
  • Construction or craft & Joinery (PG1/2/3 )
  • Tailoring, Dress creating, Fashion &Designing (PG1/2/3)
  • Fitter General (PG 1/2/3)
  • Architects Assistants (PG1/2/3)
  • Metal employees (PG 1/2/3)
  • Wood/Stone carvers (PG 1/2/3)
  • Leather Works (PG 1/2/3)
  • Electrical Assistants (PG1/2/3)
  • Painting & sign writers (PG1/2/3)
  • Plant Technicians (PG 1/2/3)
  • Plumbers/Water offer Operators (PG 1/2/3)
  • Draughtsman (PG 1/2/3)
  • Videographers (PG 1/2/3)
  • Hair and Beauty Therapist (PG 1/2/3)
  • Welding and fabrication (PG ½)

When is the Kenya Prisons Services Recruitment Date?

Click Here To Check Out Kenya Prison Service Recruitment Date 2023

KPS Recruitment Portal

As of the time of filing the report, the KPS portal is closed and the website doesn’t seem to be accessible.  We urge all prospective applicants to be vigilant and not be naive to fall to scammers who peddle false information with the aim of disposing of prospective applicants of money.

You are advised not to pay heed to information from unconfirmed sources on the internet or print media to avoid been scammed.

Applicants who wish to be updated about the developments in the Kenya Prison Services are advised to subscribe to our newsletter in order to get updates about the official recruitment date.

Or, intending applicants may visit the official Kenyan Prison Service website for details recruitment date.

To visit the website, log on to

Method of Application

We regret to announce to you that we are limited in the information we have about how to apply for the Kenya prison services. The authorities are yet to release the mode of application for the 2023 edition. However, we can confirm to you that the method of the application follows almost the mode on a yearly basis.

Each year, applicants are required to complete the PSC two type (2007 revised) on and attach clear photocopies of the required documents which include relevant certificates, National ID card, and transfer the file to

The Commissioner General of Prisons

Prisons Headquarters

P.O.Box 30175-00100


Closing Date

Check Out Kenya Prisons Recruitment Closing Date Right Here

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29 thoughts on “Kenya Prisons Service Recruitment 2023/2024


    I am interested in joining the Kenya Prison Service. Kindly advice me on the recruitment date for Nyahururu Thanks

  2. Dennis

    Am Dennis from Nyamira am interested for working with the departement of Kenya prison and i scored a d-will i qualify

  3. susan chepkemoi


  4. Kairu Patrick Kariuki

    I’m Patrick Kariuki kairu interested joining Kenya prison service. Level of education college having pursued cirtificate in electrical and electronics engineering. Kindly help me . Looking forward to your reply .

  5. Collins omondi odera

    please am willing to serve my country us prison police ,I promise to keep my duty in respect and renspose , at know am working us a welder 6G with Grade (|||) but setting for Grade (||) 22/9/2020 at Nita Mombasa. working at Agol company at toolkit .

    1. Mude Adow

      I am humbly to join kenya prison service, am jobless kindly help me.
      Kindly remember me the recruitment date of North Eastern region especially Mandera county, Lafey Sub – county .

  6. Mude Adow

    I am humbly to join kenya prison service, am jobless kindly help me.
    Kindly remember me the recruitment date of North Eastern region especially Mandera county, Lafey Sub – county .

  7. Ian Ngugire Wanjohi

    I want to join the CID department having a diploma in criminology and security study

  8. Kevin Alao

    I am Kevin Alao kindly notifying me when time of recruitment will will reach am ready to serve my country
    am from migori county

  9. Martin macharia

    I am Martin macharia I am humble to join Kenya prisions department service. Kindly advice me on the job recruitment date with a mean grade of D+ , I am eagerly waiting for reply thank you?


    Please notify me when recruitment date is published…am a pharmaceutical technologist graduate.

  11. Samuel wambua Mwanthi


  12. Ogao Sharon mukami

    Am interested to join the service kindly inform me when recruitment dates are out


    All my life is about empowering peace in my local community. Am holding a mean grade of D- minus also a holder of a lot local certificate in wildlife,scout,journalism club’s apoited as leadership skills.I am averange person, if trianed I will become what my seniors would like of me .am aged 26 Kenyan by birth. Male ,with a height of 5.7 weight 62. Very displined man , hardworking ,like to think first act later. Watching Kenyan prison Dill’s is what inspired me a lot to this lever .Sir joining team will change my dreams to reality. God Kenyans . please pick me

  14. Jared Mukula Musili

    Am Jared Mukula Musili,from Kenya kitui county,
    Am a National Youth Service product l have done driving class B light,with a discharge and driving license,l hade a mingrade of D plane in form four certificate and also with a certificate in scout commander in Highschool,can l qualify?

  15. Violet James

    Violet Maria James
    I am a community oral health graduate, an interested to join the Kenya prisons service commission. I promise to discharge my duties effectively

    Thank you so much in advance

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