Uhuru Orders Changes to Police Recruitment 


  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, April 24, ordered the police service to recruit more staff from the National Youth Service (NYS).

    Download Mp3 or Play

    While delivering his speech at the graduation of NYS employees in Gilgil, Nakuru, the Head of State noted that the police service had recruited 50 NYS graduates at the Directorate of Command, Control and Communications (IC3) centers in Nairobi and Mombasa, a number that appeared to be very low.

    I say that is not enough, we must add (The number of employees in my opinion is not enough. We must add more).

    “Why are you writing only fifty people, there are Kenyans from every corner of the country. Even if you go to register people from the district, these are from there as well. Give him a job.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking on Saturday, April 24, 2021.


    “Why do you hire only 50 people, these are employees from every corner of the country. When you go to hire in the district, even these employees are from the district, the employers)” he ordered.

    The President also assured the graduates that the Government will continue to find employment for them through a new staff / women monitoring system.

    Kenyatta commended NYS for continuing to equip Kenyan youth with skills and competence.

    He noted that the ministry played a key role in shaping them into better citizens by promoting patriotic values, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and service to the nation.

    The President thanked the NYS staff for their significant contribution to national development through their involvement in projects such as the revitalization of the railway network, the renovation of the Kisumu Port, and the management of the Youth Worker Staff employment program.

    In March 2021, the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) revealed that it had paid the NYS and Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) Ksh1.8 Billion to repair old railways.

    By using KDF and NYS, the government saved billions by choosing not to involve a contractor who would cost Ksh18 billion.

    KDF took on the most difficult task when the NYS cleared the bushes that blocked railway tracks.

    Railroad ImageRailroad Image

    The Nakuru-Kisumu railway section which is under rehabilitation.




    About Anna Jebet

    Recommended for you

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *