NYS on the Spot Over Ksh360 Million Demand For Construction of Somalia Wall

  • The National Youth Service (NYS) scandals have taken a new twist after Gilgil legislator Martha Wangari raised alarm over Ksh360 million bills.

    The institution is demanding the money for allegedly facilitating the construction of the 400-kilometer Kenya-Somalia border wall.

    The MP, however, noted how the NYS narrative sharply contrasted what the country has been made to believe that the construction of the wall was being carried out by Kenya Defense Forces (KDF).

    [caption caption="Gilgil MP Martha Wangari speaking during the event"][/caption]

    Given this controversy and the recent NYS scandals, the Gilgil MP noted that the funds being solicited from the exchequer could be yet another graft in the making.

    She queried how the NYS was laying claim on allegedly outstanding arrears yet the country has always been informed that the military is constructing the wall.

    "We want investigations done to ascertain if it is true NYS really participated in the construction of the security wall as they are laying claim to," the MP stated.

    Speaking during training of youth on enterprise funds at the local CDF office in Gilgil, the MP further called for stern action against all government officials suspected of corruption.

    Equally, the MP commended the latest move by the Judiciary which saw Chief Justice David Maraga pledge to cooperate with President Uhuru Kenyatta in dealing with corruption in the country.

    She further revealed that genuine suppliers to the NYS were languishing in poverty after the illegal payments tendered in the scandal denied them their hard-earned money.

    [caption caption="IG Joseph Boinnet inspecting the Somali wall"][/caption]

    "Over 65 percent of youths who supplied goods especially from Gilgil remain hopeless after supplying to the Service and were not paid," the MP lamented.

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