Gachagua Wants NYS to Replace Police in Key Sector

  • Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Thursday, December 15, revealed the government’s plan of tapping into the skills of National Youth Service personnel in the private sector. 

    Speaking during the opening of the Nation-Huawei Job Fair 2022 in Nairobi County, Gachagua noted that private businesses had hired police officers – who would be more useful in security matters- to secure their premises. 

    He affirmed that modalities were being put in place for NYS personnel to replace police officers manning critical infrastructure. 

    “I am a product of NYS. We were there in 1985 at Gilgil for a basic training course, and it’s a wonderful place,” Gachagua revealed.

    An image of NYS recruits at a previous parade. (1).jpg

    An image of NYS service men and women during a previous parade.

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    “Police officers should go and deal with crime. NYS officers will man the premises at a fee, which will be paid directly to the government,” he noted.

    “That money will be invested in training more National Youth Service personnel who will also serve the nations,” Gachagua explained.

    The DP lauded local telecommunication enterprises for developing a local programme that would absorb the National Youth Service personnel into the job market.

    He noted that NYS training inducts young people into a discipline that covers personal management, attitude and skills for the job market.

    “NYS personnel offers a combination of skills and discipline, and I can assure you that you cannot go wrong when you employ these young people,” Gachagua assured.

    Gachagua urged Kenyan employers to select NYS personnel who are multi-skilled in various capacities.

    He also assured the country that the Kenya Kwanza government would soon expand course lists for the National Youth Service to include modern courses.

     The new skill-oriented courses would include data engineering, technology and advanced training in computing sciences.

    The Kenya Kwanza administration has taken steps to ensure that the employment base is widened through skill-oriented programmes.

    President William Ruto on Monday, December 12, unveiled a number of scholarships to Kenyans who attended Jamhuri Day Celebrations.

    “As promised, everyone present in this stadium today will get a free scholarship on global entrepreneurship and innovation from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.”

    The scholarship allows Kenyans to study a sixteen-unit course at the University of Arizona.

    A past image of NYS recruits being trained in Community Health

    A past image of NYS recruits being trained in Community Health



Jay Ndungu

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