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GSU Recruitment 2024/2025: Requirements, Dates And Application

Joseph Wenani
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Have you ever dreamed of serving Kenya as a GSU police officer? Are you looking to learn about GSU recruitment in Kenya in 2024? This article will take you through everything you need to know, from requirements to application processes.

The General Unit Service (GSU) is part of the Kenya Police Service and is responsible for ensuring peace and security across Kenya. They are known for strict training and discipline and are involved in operations requiring skillfulness, strength, and a profound sense of duty. The 2024/2025 financial year is another big moment for GSU Kenya as they seek to recruit Capable Kenyans to Join the service. Whether you are a first-time applicant or a returning hopeful, I will provide all the details in this article to help you get shortlisted.

What is GSU in Kenya?

The General Service Unit (GSU) in Kenya is a very important arm of the Kenya Police Service. It comprises highly trained police officers and special forces responsible for national security and law enforcement. The GSU operates under the leadership of the Inspector General of Police and plays a significant role in protecting key figures like the President, State Houses, and other vital installations. Additionally, the GSU maintains public order, counter-terrorism activities, anti-poaching operations, and escort duties.

GSU Recruitment 2024/2025

Every year, the GSU conducts its annual recruitment drive. As for 2024, we expect a similar process to occur around early August or early September. Is the GSU application form out? Unfortunately, it is not. As of the writing and research of this article, there needs to be official communication regarding GSU 2024 dates and centers. However, keep checking with us, and we will keep you posted.

GSU Application Requirements 

You need to understand the requirements before applying for any specific GSU position. This will increase your chances of being shortlisted for any position you want to apply for. Here is what to know:

  • Applicants must be Kenyan citizens with a valid national ID.
  • Candidates should be between 18 and 28, demonstrating physical and mental fitness. 
  • A minimum mean grade of D+ in the KCSE examination, with at least a D+ in English or Kiswahili, is required.
  • Applicants must be in excellent physical and medical condition and without disabilities.
  • Prospective GSU members should have no criminal record or pending criminal charges.
  • Female applicants must not be pregnant at the time of application or during the training period.

Ensure you have the following documents ready and scanned for upload:

  • A clear copy of your national ID.
  • Your KCSE certificate or its equivalent, plus any other relevant educational documents.
  •  A recent, clear passport-sized photograph.

GSU Application Portal and Process

To get Shortlisted for any GSU advertised role as an applicant, you are required to apply first. The application process is done through the official GSU portal (services.npsc.go.ke). Here is how to go about it:

  • Visit the Official GSU application Portal.
  • New users must register by providing their personal information to create an account, which will be confirmed via email.
  • Log in with your newly created credentials and meticulously complete the application form with accurate information.
  •  Scan and upload all required documents, including your academic certificates, national ID, etc.
  • Double-check all entered information for accuracy, then submit your application. 

GSU 2024 Dates and Centres

As of the time of writing, the 2024/2025 recruitment cycle dates have yet to be announced. Therefore, it is hard to know where the recruitment exercise will occur. As usual, the Recruitment process invites applicants from all 47 counties of Kenya. This article will be updated with the specific centers once they are announced.

NakuruMombasaMandera
LaikipiaKwaleMarsabit
Uasin GishuKilifiIsiolo
KiambuTana RiverTharaka-Nithi
MachakosLamuEmbu
MeruTaita/TavetaKitui
NyeriGarissaMakueni
KirinyagaWajirNyandarua
Murang’aNarokSiaya
TurkanaKajiadoKisumu
West PokotKerichoHoma Bay
SamburuBometMigori
Trans NzoiaKakamegaKisii
Elgeyo/MarakwetVihigaNyamira
NandiBungomaNairobi City
BaringoBusia 

Physical and Mental Preparation

To join GSU, you must be prepared for what is coming. Remember that many other candidates are eyeing the same position, and thus preparing yourself early, both physically and mentally, will help you stand out:

  • Prepare early by establishing a regular workout routine, including running, push-ups, and sit-ups. Aim to improve your cardiovascular endurance, strength, and agility. Here’s a simple weekly workout plan to get started:
DayActivities
Monday, Wednesday, FridayRunning: 2km run (gradually increase distance)
Push-ups: 3 sets of 10-15 reps
Sit-ups: 3 sets of 15-20 reps
Tuesday, ThursdayRest or light activities (e.g., walking, stretching)
  • Engage in activities that boost your mental resilience, such as meditation, reading, or learning new skills. Keeping a positive mindset and staying focused on your goal will help you navigate the challenging moments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can females apply for GSU recruitment?

  • Yes, female candidates are encouraged to apply. However, pregnant applicants are advised to wait for the next recruitment cycle​​.

Is there an application fee for GSU recruitment?

  • The application process is completely free. Applicants should be cautious of any demands for payment and rely solely on information from the official GSU portal​​.

What happens after submitting the GSU application?

  • After submission, applicants should regularly check their email and the GSU portal for updates on their application status​​.

How can I increase my chances of being selected for GSU?

  • Meeting all eligibility criteria, being physically fit, and preparing well for the interviews and physical tests are crucial to increase your chances of selection.

Conclusion

In this article, I have taken you through all the details that will help you get shortlisted for GSU jobs in Kenya. By following every single I formation in this article, right from the requirements to the Application process, you are guaranteed to become a GSU Police officer. With the right preparation and mindset, you can be among the proud few who wear the GSU badge with honor. In conclusion, I wish you the best of luck in your GSU recruitment journey. If you have any questions, please shoot them in the comments section below, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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