National Youth Service (NYS) Recruitment: CS Moses Kuria Ensures Fair and Transparent Process

The Public Service, Performance, and Delivery Management Cabinet Secretary, Moses Kuria, has reassured Kenyans that the upcoming National Youth Service (NYS) recruitment exercise will be conducted fairly and without bias.

In a statement issued on Wednesday evening, CS Kuria emphasized that the recruitment process will be transparent, and no individual will be given preferential treatment without meeting the necessary requirements. He further announced that all 15,000 NYS servicemen and servicewomen will be recruited from various sub-county recruitment centers.

CS Kuria underscored the commitment to a fair process, stating, “The successful candidates will be posted in a public portal 1 hour after the closure of the exercise. No one will have a special list. Not the Director General, not myself as the Cabinet Secretary. Not the President of the Republic of Kenya. Kila mtu angangane kwa uwanja. The only connection you need is an Internet connection to read this message. All the youth in this country deserve an opportunity. President William Ruto and I will give this fair opportunity to all young people without fear or favor.”

The Cabinet Secretary addressed concerns of favoritism by ensuring that the recruitment process would be open, and no special considerations would be given to any individual or authority.

The NYS had previously issued a warning against any form of corruption during the recruitment exercise, making it clear that engaging in corrupt activities would result in automatic disqualification and potential prosecution. Candidates were urged to report any instances of corruption promptly to the Director General.

The anticipated NYS recruitment exercise is scheduled to take place from February 5th to 9th, 2024. To be eligible, candidates must be aged between 18 and 24 years, Kenyan citizens, residents of the respective sub-county of recruitment, and have attained a mean grade of D plain and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE) examination. The announcement reflects the government’s commitment to providing equal opportunities to all eligible youth in the country.


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