Moses Wetangula Now Wants NYS Disbanded, Recruits to Join KDF

  • Ford-K Party leader Moses Wetangula has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to disband the National Youth Service (NYS) and have recruits join the disciplined forces.

    Decrying the latest Ksh9 Billion scandal at the institution which has been rocked by graft cases over the years, Wetang'ula explained that the move was necessary because the government had failed to rein in the theft of public funds.

    "All those youths being trained or working in the agency should be deployed in the National Police Service, KDF, and other uniformed services to pave way for closure of NYS."

    "NYS leaders have proven that they can't protect public money and assets," he stated at a meeting in Voi, Taita Taveta on Monday.

    Earlier this year, President Kenyatta had directed all disciplined forces to take in a portion of NYS servicemen and women during their annual recruitments.

    [caption caption="Moses Wetang'ula"][/caption]

    He further declared that he would require compliance updates from the forces on his order.

    Wetangula asked Uhuru to deal firmly with all officials implicated in the corruption cases.

    "At this rate, we should set free people convicted of minor offences to create room in our prisons for those involve in corruption," he stated.

    An ongoing case on the NYS scandal has so far seen 43 suspects charged with a litany of crimes.

    Among them are suspended Youth Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo Omollo and NYS Director-General Richard Ndubai.

    [caption caption="NYS Suspects at the Milimani Law Courts"][/caption]