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Stop politicizing NYS projects, opposition told

23 July 2015, 15:20 Joseph Njung'eh

Nairobi - Kieni MP Kanini Kega has told off critics of projects initiated by National Youth Service (NYS) saying they are transforming lives of many young people in the country.

Kega said NYS is bringing the much-needed change by creating employment for many youths who were jobless.

While reacting to the call by opposition leader Raila Odinga to have Devolution CS Ann Waiguru step aside over graft allegations, Kega asked the former Prime Minister to listen to the voice of NYS beneficiaries.

He defended the CS over the allegations stating that she ought not to be questioned as she is not the accounting officer in the ministry.

“Any corruption or other financial irregularity related queries should be directed to the principal secretary who is in charge of all financial transactions in the ministry,” said Kega.

He also said plans are underway to introduce legislation that will ensure all roads allocated to Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) are undertaken by the NYS.

Kega said through the NYS, road works have become cheaper as tarmacking a kilometer of road ordinarily costs KES.50 million, whereas when done through NYS, the cost is drastically reduced to between KES.15-20 million.  

The MP made the remarks after he commissioned grading and gravelling of Kamangura-Burguret road in his constituency by the NYS.

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