Some youths in Keiyo North want the government to conduct fresh recruitment for NYS projects jobs in the area. At least 500 youths were hired, and each will earn Sh471 a day. But youths from Tambach held protests in Iten, opposing the criteria used. “Many sub-locations were not represented when the government recruited. We are calling on the Ministry of Gender to recruit afresh,” Lawrence Kiptoo said. He said most youths were not aware of the exercise.
Millicent Jepchumba said most young people who deserved the opportunity missed. Area deputy county commissioner John Korir said the recruitment was done at ward level. Those who turned up for the exercise last week were considered. “The youths were hired on short notice. We will ensure all sub-locations are considered in upcoming recruitments,” Korir said.