President Uhuru on Thursday presided over the Passing-Out of the National Youth Service Recruits at the Gilgil Training College few days after presiding over the 57th passing out parade of 2,619 new administration Police officers at their Embakasi A Campus in Embakasi, Nairobi County.
While addressing the graduating cohort of 7,300 National Youth Service (NYS) recruits, the Head of State congratulated the recruits for successfully completing the 6-month paramilitary course and encouraged them to “go on and be great”. The President also reiterated the Govt’s commitment to continue using the National Youth Service to develop a critical mass of employable youth in the country.
Further, the Head of State commended the country’s security agencies led by the Kenya Defence Forces and the Kenya Police Service for heeding his directive on absorbing NYS graduates and urged the entities to absorb even more going forward. and commended all the security security agencies for playing a leading role in the containment of the spread of Coronavirus in the country over the last two years.
Present at the presiding ceremony were Public Service Cabinet Secretary Prof Margaret Kobia, NYS Director-General Matilda Sakwa, College Commandant Ruth Mbuvi among other invited guests.
The National Youth Service (NYS) is a government run Youth Service whose focus has been to help the youth discover and develop their potential since 1964 and was restructured by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014 into a premier agency through which Government executes an elaborate and comprehensive youth empowerment master plan known as The 5-Point Vision.