Do not politicize NYS programme, Kenyatta to opposition
President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the opposition to stop politicising the National Youth Service (NYS) programme and allow youth engage in gainful projects that will transform their localities while at the same time earning a decent living.
The President’s sentiments come at a time when the Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru is under pressure to step aside after reports of financial impropriety emerged.
Waiguru has been accused of covering up a scandal at the NYS that has seen at least Ksh 826 million misappropriated.
The opposition has called for suspension of Waiguru and the NYS Senior Deputy Director General Adan Harakhe.
Last week, statehouse through spokesman Manoah Esipisu said that Ms Waiguru has not been implicated in any scandal and is not being investigated by any state agency.
Mid this month, irate youth from Kibera set ablaze a clinic and a toilet constructed by the NYS protesting the alleged financial impropriety by Ms Waiguru.
President Kenyatta was speaking to Obunga residents where he had made a stopover before joining other leaders at the Silver Jubilee of the priesthood of Kisumu Catholic Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth at the Uzima University College.
Among leaders attending the function is the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders Raila Odinga, Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma and his Homa Bay counterpart Cyprian Awiti.
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