KWS speeds up ranger training by drafting KNYS recruits

KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE FAST TRACKS RANGER RECRUITMENT

(Posted 01st July 2013)

The recent announcement that Kenya Wildlife Service is to recruit at least another 1.000 rangers to put boots on the ground in poaching prone areas, has received a further boost over the weekend.

A regular conservation source in Nairobi has confirmed that at least 500 of those to be recruited will be drawn from the ranks of Kenya’s national youth service, a voluntary service scheme which provides among other topics paramilitary training, a key in getting rangers ready for deployment.

It is understood that instead of having to train for a full 9 months, as fresh recruits would require, those new rangers drawn from the national youth service will be field ready in just 2 months, allowing for rapid deployment into the field and the most poaching prone areas like Tsavo and parks in Northern Kenya. The balance of ranger specific course elements, like tracking, field craft and related topics will be taught at the Manyanyi KWS training camp.

Once ready for graduation, be sure you read all about it right here, so watch this space.

56 Comments

  1. when is the recruiting date?what are the requirements if one is drawn from the youth service?

      1. thanks for that. its good to remember our youth ; there are committed guys. but we hv ex service men and wemen gualified are they included.

  2. I’m a trained kenyan conseruationist.I strongly support in conservation areas. I apply for my consideration in recruitment of rangers.

  3. I’m a serviceman at NYS I’ll be glad if given the opportunity and ready to do my best to conserve our wildlife

  4. Am an ex nys,my question is whether they are consindering the ex with trade test or is it the current servicemen/women only?

  5. Am Hilliye mohamed havng certifict of K.C.S.E wch is O Level i wil happy to join KWS and am ready to conserve nd to defence our wildlife n Kenya thnk you

      1. I wud wish to join kws.iav a olevel certficate,comp crtft,am a licenced driver,i av been scouting for the lst 6yr aving a crtft of unit leader 1 and instructor course.

  6. Can you give us the details of recruitment i.e day,date,month and year

      1. Would lyk 2 join thn nys bt dnt knw the procedure?pls contact me on

  7. why recruit from nys n yet some have umdertuk various n they can work elsewhere. we have various candidates who really nid dis thing. trainees from who have joined forces lyk kdf most of them have bin on grounds of being indiscipline ther4 this wont work out in curbing the rise in the rate of poaching

  8. why recruit from nys n yet some have umdertuk various n they can work elsewhere. we have various candidates who really nid dis thing. trainees from who have joined forces lyk kdf most of them have bin dismissed on grounds of being indiscipline ther4 this wont work out in curbing the rise in the rate of poaching

  9. Am katana kenga discharge from nys i would like to join kws if possible to work hard inorder to preserve our animals

  10. Am Mohammed Hassan Dube,an ex_serviceman s/no 109515 i culd hve bin glad if given chance as kws ranger nd ready 2 work hard,consrve nd protect our wildlife

  11. im an ex nys and im proud of your decision of giving nys first preyolity.im ready to join you and give best service

  12. I love nys as my todays guardian,My proud moment is to join Kws and serve the lawfull commands to the max.i hope for free a fair submission of call up notice to Manyani camp.

  13. Am Dickson and am not a trained NYS personell but i really have passion in conserving kenyans most prestigious sector…….how can i access these chance?

  14. Am looking towards the field of geting a position of a ranger to fight these poarchers abusing our enviroment.

  15. I have been anxiously waiting for the recruitment since July.What happened? ,will there be any recruitment this year?

  16. Is it true that ur going to recrut from n.y.s this month? Am waiting here to join u.

  17. i would fight for ma chance to conserv my environment thts my carear choicr..

  18. A’m in KNYS at homa bay near Ruma national park and i would wish to join kWS soon. So when will be the recruitment of kws again this year 2015

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