Kenyans have flocked to social media to express their displeasure with Kenya Kwanza MPs who have pledged to recruit school dropouts and Class 8 graduates into the police force.
While a minimum grade of D+ is necessary to join the police force or the Kenya Defence Forces as a constable, Senator Cleophas Malala of Kakamega believes that only school dropouts should join the police and military.
According to him, the sole responsibility of a police officer—carrying a firearm—does not require anyone with a high GPA but only Class 8 dropouts.
Malala, speaking in the Western region on Tuesday, urged Kenya Kwanza to consider allowing school dropouts to join the police and military, so that Form Four graduates with a KCSE may enter universities, colleges, and technical schools.
"Kazi ya askari si ni kushika tu bunduki pakee?" Kama mtu alienda Form 4 na akapata C+ waende university, hawa wenye hawakufanikiwa kumaliza shule ndio waingie police, "Malala stated."
Malala desires that Luhya youngsters be permitted to join the police force without any certification, much less a KCPE certificate.
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