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NYS Disqualifies Candidates With Tattoos in 15,000 Recruitment Drive

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NYS Disqualifies Candidates With Tattoos in 15,000 Recruitment Drive

During the ongoing recruitment drive for 15,000 youths for the National Youth Service (NYS) nationwide, a group of youths in Thika, Kiambu County, faced disqualification due to tattoos on their bodies, despite passing academic and physical fitness assessments.

According to reports, candidates like Peterson Mwangi expressed regret over their tattoos as it barred them from joining the paramilitary institution, despite meeting other criteria.

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Additionally, some candidates were disqualified due to discrepancies in their national identity cards, particularly in their listed birthplaces compared to the recruitment center.

Despite Thika’s significant youth population, the turnout for the recruitment was notably low. Nonetheless, those who participated expressed enthusiasm about the prospects following the NYS training.

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Many cited their attraction to the training based on a directive attributed to President William Ruto, which purportedly states that 80% of recruits for various national services like the National Police Service, Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Wildlife Service, and Kenya Forestry Service should come from the NYS.

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The NYS recruitment process has been ongoing nationwide since Monday, drawing attention to various eligibility criteria and challenges faced by potential candidates.

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NYS Disqualifies Candidates With Tattoos in 15,000 Recruitment Drive

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