- CS Kuria stated that NYS is now helping facilitate the employment of its graduates for jobs across the world.
- The CS showered NYS with praises on its efforts and pillars, especially its fourth pillar of commercialization, which seeks to create a service that is sustainable and does not need exchequer support.
At least 40 National Youth Service personnel have been deployed to the United Kingdom for employment opportunities.
This was announced by Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria on Friday during the 87th NYS recruits pass-out parade held in Gilgil, Nakuru county.
The CS noted that NYS is now helping facilitate the employment of its graduates for jobs across the world.
"The National Employment Authority is partnering with the National Youth Service to provide jobs for these young people to go out there and get jobs abroad. As we speak, we have just deployed the first batch of 40 service men and women who are going to the UK for readily available jobs," Kuria announced.
The CS showered NYS with praises on its efforts and pillars, especially its fourth pillar of commercialization, which seeks to create a service that is sustainable and does not need exchequer support.
"We want to promise you that by 2025, we will give you a divided check, having employed Young people and deployed them to useful commercial purposes and ensuring that we have a self-sustaining NYS," Kuria added.
The CS also stated that NYS is the true embodiment of the ‘bottom-up’ agenda.
"The 10,000 servicemen and women graduating today are drawn from 1,450 wards across Kenya, meaning we are the true face of Kenya," Kuria added.
In October, Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria announced that all new government employees will now need a National Youth Service clearance certificate when they apply for jobs.
Speaking during the unveiling of the NYS re-engineering program, Kuria said this move will curb corruption and laziness among public servants.
"Before anyone is hired for a government job, they must go through NYS," he said.
"If we see someone involved in corruption, I will contact the Director-General, seeking to trace if the servant is NYS certified," Kuria added.
The CS further elaborated on the scope of this requirement, saying that in hiring public servants, traceability is vital in ensuring a candidate’s suitability.
“So that even those people who are going to be in the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Water, Ministry of Lands, we make sure that we have traceability from where they were created, and that factory is right here in NYS,” Kuria said.