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National Youth Service hold pass-out parade

The president is expected to comment on the ongoing developments of the NYS scandal after the office of the Deputy President William Ruto was linked to the Sh 791 million scam.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is on Tuesday expected to preside over the passing out of more than 10,000 recruits from the Gilgil Nation Youth Service College.

Last month, ODM lawmakers called for the investigations of the of the DP’s office where some officials were adversely mentioned in the NYS scandal.

The legislators led by ODM Chairman John Mbadi urged PAC to probe the DPs office saying that the manner in which he defensively reacted to allegations against former CS Anne Waiguru’s was suspicious.

Ms Waiguru while testifying before the committee which is led by Rarieda Member of Parliament Nicholus Gumbo had linked Mr Ruto’s aid Mr Farouk Kibet and Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen who is also a close ally of the DP to the scam.

The president has however kept silent on the issue and could be expected to speak about it today.

According to Ministry of public service, youths and gender affairs 10,551 recruits will be taking an oath of service under the NYS youth empowerment programme during the event.

Other government officials expected to accompany the president include Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki and Director General NYS Richard Ndubai.

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