How to Join NIS in Kenya
This article is about how to join NIS in Kenya. The Kenya National Intelligence Service, better known to many as NIS, is Kenya’s domestic and foreign intelligence agency. It originated from “Special Branch”, a national police department created in 1952 under British administration.
NIS main job is to detect and identify any potential threat to Kenya.
NIS has eight Divisions, each of which is headed by a Director appointed by the Chief Executive Officer.
The eight NIS divisions are as follows:
1. National Intelligence Academy
The National Intelligence Academy is responsible for identifying the Service’s training needs and implementing training programs for intelligence officers. In addition to the training of newly hired intelligence officers, the academy also coordinates all other personnel training programs not directly related to the primary function. It maintains a link with other educational institutions with which the NIS has a link. These include government training colleges, private institutions and universities, and others run by friendly foreign governments.
The Internal Division is responsible for internal Kenyan intelligence gathering on political, socio-economic and security issues.
The External Division is responsible for gathering foreign intelligence related to political, social, economic, and security issues. In addition, the Division is responsible for organized crime intelligence.
This function is responsible for the general administration, financial management and human resources of the Service.
5. Analysis and production
The Division has the function of analyzing, producing and disseminating intelligence to NIS customers. The Division also operates a specialist NIS analysis school, established to train analysts and investigators for the Service, internal security stakeholders and external partners. 6. Coordination against terrorism
7. Technical Operations and Services
How to join NIS Kenya
To join NIS, you must be a Kenyan citizen and meet the requirements below;
|Title||1. GRADUATE TRAINEES|
|Requirements||Prospective candidates must be aged between 22-31 yearsBe in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade C+ plain or its equivalentBe in possession of a degree from a recognized institutionMust be a Kenyan citizen without a criminal record and are physically fit|
|Title||2. DIPLOMA TRAINEES|
|Requirements||Prospective candidates must be aged between 20-30 yearsBe in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade C plain or its equivalentBe in possession of a college diploma, earned over at least 18 months of study in a recognized institutionMust be a Kenyan citizen without a criminal record and are physically fit|
|Title||3. CERTIFICATE TRAINEES|
|Requirements||Prospective candidates must be aged between 20-26 yearsBe in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade D+ or its equivalentBe in possession of a relevant Certificate from a recognized institution, covering at least 6 months of studyMust be a Kenyan citizen without a criminal record and are physically fit|
NB: For more information, clarifications and updates, contact NIS website or any police station. These requirements may change depending on government policy and other factors.