KWS Recruitment 2024/2025: Requirements ,Application & Salaries

Joseph Wenani
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Are You looking to be part of Kenya Wildlife Service Recruitment as an employee? If so, I will take you through every detail you need in this article and explain how to get shortlisted for KWS. Make sure to read to the end to get all the details.

Imagine yourself working as a KWS ranger with binoculars and patrolling Kenya’s Majestic wildlife. Is that not your dream Job if serving KWS is truly what You want? As Kenya continues to champion protecting and preserving its unique biodiversity, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) emerges as a vital institution. With the recruitment drive for 2024/2025 underway, KWS is searching for individuals who share this deep-rooted passion for wildlife conservation. If You have this question at heart: When is KWS recruiting in 2024? Every question you have will be answered in this article.

Understanding KWS Recruitment in 2024/2025

Starting a career with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a dream for many passionate about wildlife conservation. Even though men look to be part of the service, not all Kenyans understand what it takes for them to be merited. Therefore, understanding the KWS recruitment process is crucial for male or female candidates. Let us look at the essentials: requirements for various positions, the application process, and common mistakes to avoid.

KWS Vacancies Available

KWS recruitment caters to diverse roles, each integral to the organization’s functioning. Some of the key positions include:

PositionTotal VacanciesSpecific VacanciesJob GradeReference
Cadets (Assistant Warden I)1501009KWS/01/2024

Requirements for Various Positions

KWS recruitment offers various job vacancies, each with its requirements. As a candidate, you must meet all these eligibility criteria before even considering applying. Here are some of the General requirements to have at your fingertips:

  • You Should Be a Kenyan citizen with a National ID card  
  •  You must be certified by government medical personnel to be physically and mentally fit.
  • You Must Have Completed High school education; KCSE Certificate is needed for evidence
  • Advanced roles may need a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant fields
  • You must be free from criminal offenses, and a certificate of Good conduct may be required.
  • You must be between 18 and 35 years of age.

For specialized positions:

Cadets (Assistant Warden I)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2nd class honors lower division) in Wildlife Management, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Range Management, Veterinary Medicine, Criminology & Security Management, Tourism Management, Education, Sociology, or Community Development from a recognized institution.
  • Age: Must be 28 years old and below.


  • Must hold a Kenya National Identity Card/Passport.
  • Must hail from the County of recruitment.
  • Must Possess a minimum mean grade of “D” (Plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination or its equivalent from an examination body recognized in Kenya.
  • Must be aged between 18 and 26 years.
  • Successful candidates will undergo mandatory paramilitary training for six (6) months and after that, be deployed to the field.
  • National Youth Service (NYS) graduates who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply for KWS Recruitment 2024/2025

Having met the requirements above, the second step is to apply for a position that suits you best. Application for any KWS advertised position can be made via their website or the KWS recruitment application form Provided. For those of you who opt to use the application form, all you need to do is download it, fill it out correctly, and send it back to KWS via the provided postal address.

All KDF applications should be addressed to the following address:


Kenya Wildlife Service

P. O. Box 40241 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

For those of you who are looking to go the Online route, here is how to apply for KWS Online:

  • Visit the official KWS website at www.kws.go.ke/
  • Navigate To the resources section and Tap on Careers
  • Head over to the Job section and select the most suitable position available
  • Continue with the rest of the prompts by providing rightful data as needed
  • Finally, you can proceed and submit it if you are prompted to.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

When applying for any KWS job, a few mistakes can prevent you from getting the desired job. Here are some:

  •  Providing false or incomplete information
  • submitting poorly prepared documents
  • Working with fraudulent individuals or agencies
  • Missing application deadlines
  • Failure to read Job Specific Requirements

These are the specific instructions that you, as candidates, should watch out for and avoid by all means possible.

KWS Recruitment 2024 Dates and Centers

KWS has officially announced its 2024 Recruitment with dates set for Monday, April 15, to Friday, April 19, 2024. It’s scheduled to happen countrywide, and the following centers will be used:

DateCounty CodeCountyDayRecruitment CentreTime
Monday 15th April, 2024005Lamu1Mokowe Airstrip8:00 am
010MarsabitMarsabit Police Field8:00 am
011IsioloIsiolo County Police Ground8:00 am
014EmbuNjukiri Show Ground8:00 am
015KituiKitui Stadium8:00 am
016MachakosKenyatta Stadium8:00 am
023TurkanaLodwar Prisons Ground8:00 am
024West PokotMakutano Stadium8:00 am
025SamburuKenyatta Stadium8:00 am
029NandiKapsabet Show Ground8:00 am
044MigoriMigori Stadium8:00 am
045KisiiGetember Primary School8:00 am
Tuesday 16th April, 2024004Tana River2Hola Stadium8:00 am
012MeruKinoru Stadium8:00 am
017MakueniMakueni Police Play Ground8:00 am
020KirinyagaKerugoya Stadium8:00 am
026Trans NzoiaASK Show Ground8:00 am
027Uasin Gishu64 Stadium8:00 am
031LaikipiaRumuruti Stadium8:00 am
043Homa BayRaila Odinga Stadium8:00 am
046NyamiraNyamira Primary School8:00 am
Wednesday 17th April, 2024003Kilifi3Karisa Maitha Stadium8:00 am
008WajirWajir County Stadium8:00 am
013Tharaka-NithiKathwana Stadium8:00 am
021Murang’aWangombe Waihura Stadium8:00 am
028Elgeyo/MarakwetItem Stadium8:00 am
034KajiadoIldamat/Show Ground8:00 am
036BometBomet Green Stadium8:00 am
039BungomaBungoma Airstrip8:00 am
042KisumuJomo Kenyatta International Stadium8:00 am
Thursday 18th April, 2024001Mombasa4Mombasa ASK Show Ground8:00 am
006Taita/TavetaVoi Stadium8:00 am
007GarissaGarissa PTC Ground8:00 am
019NyeriRuring’u Stadium8:00 am
022KiambuNdumberi Stadium8:00 am
030BaringoKabarnet Stadium8:00 am
035KerichoKericho Green Stadium8:00 am
037KakamegaKakamega Show Ground8:00 am
041SiayaSiaya Institute of Technology8:00 am
Friday 19th April, 2024002Kwale5Kwale County Stadium8:00 am
009ManderaMoi Mandera County Stadium8:00 am
018NyandaruaOI Kalou Stadium8:00 am
032NakuruNakuru Showground8:00 am
033NarokWilliam Ole Ntimama Stadium8:00 am
038VihigaKindundu Stadium8:00 am
040BusiaBusia Stadium8:00 am
047NairobiNyayo Stadium8:00 am

Therefore, all Kenyans from all data hsi regions and all backgrounds, whether rich, poor, youth or adult, are encouraged to apply for a position once there is vanity

Kenya Wildlife Service  Salaries and Benefits

The good thing about working with KWS in Kenya is that you are given an opportunity for career growth and competitive salaries. On top of this, there are also countless benefits such as:

  • Training and Development
  • Healthcare and Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Leave Benefits
  • Housing and Travel Allowances

KWS Salary Range in 2024

The salary for KWS staff varies significantly depending on the position, level of experience, and rank within the service. Entry-level rangers can expect salaries ranging from Ksh. 25,000 to Ksh. 50,000 per month. The monthly salary for graduates and those in specialized positions can vary from Ksh. 50,000 to Ksh. 75,000, not including allowances​​

Kenya Wildlife Society contacts

For Immediate assistance, You can contact KWS using :


When is the application deadline for KWS recruitment?

  • In the 2024 /2025 financial year, various Job Portals in Kenya report that the KWS deadline will be August 30, 2024. However, from Wenani, we can confirm that KWS is yet to announce when is recruit for deadlines; thus, we advise you to stay vigilant and not to miss out

Can I apply for KWS recruitment with a D in KCSE?

  • Yes, KWS Recruitment is meant for all Kenyans, even those with a D+ in KCSE. The entry-level positions such as rangers
  • are there to make those with low KCSE grades,

How can I prepare for the physical and medical examinations?

  • Maintaining good physical health through regular exercise and a healthy diet is advisable. Also, undergoing a medical check-up beforehand can give you an insight into your physical fitness levels​​.

Are there internship opportunities available at KWS in 2024?

Yes, in 2024, KWS offers internship opportunities in various fields, including :

  • Wildlife Management and Environmental Science
  • Statistics
  • ICT
  • Information Science and Library
  • Procurement
  • Finance/ Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communication and Public Relations

Wrapping Up

Starting a career with KWS is one of the best decisions that one can make in Kenya. In this blog post, I have taken You through everything you need to know about KWS Recruitment. Everything from eligibility to the application process has been covered to help you stand out. As we anticipate KWS to announce the recruitment dates in 2024, the power lies in your own hands with what to do with this information. If you have any questions regarding the articles below, comment below. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Otherwise, I wish you all the best of luck in your application.

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