Tuesday September 17, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has today challenged the newly appointed National Youth Service (NYS) Director General, Matilda Sakwa, to take the agency to another new level.

Speaking at State House, Nairobi, where he witnessed the swearing of Sakwa as the NYS boss, the Head of State ordered her to transform the agency into a training institution that effectively delivers on its mandate

“You are a person with experience in the management of public resources and also in public service and administration.”

“I have confidence that you will deliver not only to the Government but also to the people of Kenya.”

“You have the capacity to take this organization to the next level,” Uhuru said.

The father of the nation further asked Matilda to ensure that the agency reclaims its position in national development by equipping the youth with adequate skills and expertise to enable them to contribute to nation-building.

He also observed that NYS has in the past failed to deliver on its mandate due to challenges of integrity and weak leadership and tasked Sakwa to rebuild the trust, confidence and faith of Kenyans in the institution. 

“I have never failed to believe in this organization as an instrument of transformation of our republic and of our young people," he said.

NYS has in the last 10 years been an avenue of mega corruption where billions of taxpayers’ money is looted by senior Government officials.

Uhuru asked Matilda to ensure the agency is corruption free and all tenders raised in accordance with the laid down procurement laws.


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  1. Nonsense!!! Did he talk of recovering the money that was embezzled under Waiguru? Nonsense!!!