The Nairobi Metropolitan Services has embarked on a hiring process to fill out the 240 vacancies announced in January.
In a statement, NMS noted that the process entails oral and practical interviews at Uhuru Park.
Some of the vacant positions advertised include clerical officers, support staff, ambulance drivers, plant operators, and heavy commercial vehicle drivers.
In January 2021, the Mohammed Badi-led team announced an opening for 240 job vacancies. It sought 100 drivers, 30 plant operators, and 15 ambulance drivers.
The Nairobi Metropolitan Service noted that the employment would help the youth stay busy while the country grappled with extremism.
“NMS knows that recruiters of violent extremists take advantage of their victims’ emotions through socialization and manipulation. In turn, the affected feel alienated and lose their sense of dignity,” read the NMS statement in part.
To counter the problem, NMS has come up with various employment opportunities through the Kazi Mtaani initiative.
The agency advertises for positions, and while holding public participation, they give members of the society a chance to air their grievances through AGPO opportunities.
The interviewing process adhered to the stringent Covid-19 measures provided by the Ministry of Health.
The advertised positions targeted applicants with a mean score of D plain and above in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
All jobs will have a two-year contract and will be inclusive of the government’s medical insurance.
Before beginning the recruitment exercise, the senior examiners received a briefing from the NMS Director of Human Resource Management and Deputy Director-General Kang’ethe Thuku.