Thousands of youths from all the sixty wards of Kakamega County, on Friday, turned up at selected grounds in their respective Sub-Counties for the recruitment of county enforcement officers and guards.

The first phase of this exercise saw young men and women of ages between 18 and 35 years, after thoroughly going through academic credentials and physical fitness vetting, fight for the top positions through a running competition conducted per ward, type of job and gender.

It is however unfortunate that most young residents of age still cannot access their KCPE and KCSE Certificates due to uncleared school fees balances, some as low as Sh4,000! Failure to produce the required documents barred many youths from taking part in the exercise which was held and monitored closely by county officers, Hon. MCAs, Reprentatives of Hon. MPs, officers from the Kenya Police and Kenya Wildlife Service, County Doctors and Observers from four reputable security firms;
Golden protection, Samo, Newham and Kleen homes.

All the wards were accorded equal opportunities where successful 2 ladies and 4 men were to qualify for county enforcement officers as 5 ladies and 10 men secure the job of county guards. Some wards however could not maximize on these slots. Had all the wards delivered their candidates, 1260 youths would be set for the second and third phases tests at the county headquarters between 22nd and 25th November 2016.

Those interviewed, including the Honourable MCAs, paricipants and members of the public appreciated the government for the employment opportunities and the fairness witnessed across the county in selecting the right candidates for the advertised vacancies.

Kakamega County Governor H.E Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya and the entire staff wishes all the selected candidates success as they join the county working force in delivering quality service to the residents.