CS Kuria promises fairness in NYS recruitment
Written by Inka FM on 25 January 2024
Public Service, Performance and Delivery Management Cabinet Secretary (CS) Moses Kuria has assured Kenyans that the National Youth Service (NYS) recruitment exercise will be fair.
In his statement shared on the evening of Wednesday, January 24, 2024, CS Kuria noted that the exercise will be free of bias and that no individual will be granted a slot without meeting the prerequisite requirements.
The CS also announced that all 15,000 NYS servicemen and servicewomen will be recruited from all sub-county recruitment centres.
While underscoring that the exercise will be free of bias, the CS stressed that no one will have a special list and that all interested participants will be interviewed without favouritism.
“Dear Kenyans. This is to let everyone know that all the 15,000 NYS Servicemen and Servicewomen will be recruited from all the Subcounty Recruitment Centres. 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 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 favour,” he added.
Earlier, NYS warned candidates against engaging in any form of corruption during the recruitment exercise .
In the recruitment announcement, NYS affirmed that any corruption of any form will lead to automatic disqualification and/or prosecution.
“NYS does not condone corruption in any form. Canvassing and giving monetary or other considerations for the purpose of admission is an offence which can lead to automatic disqualification and/or prosecution,” NYS added.
“Instances of this nature should be reported promptly to the Director General on telephone number 020-2400129.”
The anticipated exercise is expected to kick off from 5th to 9th February 2024.
Interested candidates must be aged between 18 and 24 years to be considered for the position.
They must also be a Kenyan citizen and a resident of the respective sub-county of recruitment. The interested candidates must have attained a mean grade of D plain and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE) examination.