KWS nationwide recruitment scheduled for 15th – 19th April


The Kenya Wildlife Service is scheduled to carry out a five-day nationwide recruitment exercise from Monday 15th to Friday 19th of April 2024.

The nationwide exercise plans to recruit 150 Cadets (Assistant Warden I) and 1,350 Rangers.

“The Service operates in remote environment and seeks to recruit 1,500 young and dynamic individuals as Cadets (Assistant Warden I) – 150 and Rangers – 1,350 who can endure the condition of training and deployment to various conservation areas in response to the wildlife protection challenges currently being experienced in the country,” read the recruitment notice from KWS.

In the Coast region, the recruitment exercise will take place in the following order:
Monday 15th – Lamu at Mokowe Airstrip
Tuesday 16th – Tana River at Hola Stadium
Wednesday 17th – Kilifi at Karisa Maitha Stadium
Thursday 18th – Mombasa at Mombasa ASK Show Ground and Taita Taveta at Voi Stadium
Friday 19th – Kwale at Kwale County Stadium

Below are the requirements for those applying to be Cadets (Assistant Warden I):
Be a citizen of Kenya
Holder of a Bachelor’s degree minimum second class honors lower division in Wildlife Management, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Range Management, Veterinary Medicine, Criminology and Security Management, Sociology, or Community Development from a recognized institution
Be 28 years and below
Be of good health and physique
Have no criminal record
Successful candidates will be required to undergo mandatory paramilitary training for a period of nine (9) months and thereafter be deployed to the field

Requirements for those applying to be rangers:
Be a Citizen of Kenya
Hold a Kenya Identity Card or Passport
Hail from the County of recruitment
Possess a mean grade of D (Plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination or its equivalent from an examination body recognized in Kenya
Be aged between 18 and 26 years
Be physically and Medically fit
Have no criminal record
Successful candidates will be required to undergo mandatory paramilitary training for a period of six (6) months and thereafter be deployed to the field.

Prospective applicants will obtain an application from the nearest KWS National Park Station or download it through the KWS website

They are expected to fill out the application and attach copies of their relevant academic and professional certificates, and national ID Card/Passport and submit the complete application form together with the attachments either in hard or soft copy (for cadets) or carry it with them to the recruitment centers (for rangers).