President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed all disciplined forces to accommodate a proportion of NYS servicemen during their annual recruitment.
Uhuru said he will require a compliance update from all the forces following the directive.
The president said he had been briefed that since the inception of the new NYS programs, the National Police Service has only recruited a few personnel from the unit.
He on Friday said the directive aims at recognising the importance of absorbing the NYS recruits in the discipline forces.
“To further bolster the resolve to engage the youth in gainful employment, I have directed the NYS to spearhead the revival of the cotton industry and to put its vast land parcels into viable use.”
“To this end, I also directed the recovery of all NYS land illegally converted to private use, and the allocation of 100,000 acres of the Galana Kulalu complex, and the model NIB farm in the Tana Delta, to the service,” Uhuru said.
The President said the directives are intended to achieve the aggregate outcome of contributing to industrialisation, food security, and creation of sustainable employment for the youth.