President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned NYS officials against pocketing money meant for youths in the service.
He said it was regrettable that certain individuals take resources meant to empower the youth for their personal use.
The President spoke at a time former NYS bosses are in court over the loss of millions of shillings at the agency.
“We will do everything in our power to ensure that the culpable pay the price and return the stolen resources,” Uhuru said.
He made the remarks during a pass out parade for NYS servicemen in Gilgil on Friday.
Former Youth PS Lillian Omollo, former director general Richard Ndubai, and 35 others have been charged with theft of Sh226 million NYS funds.
Uhuru said the diversion of resources to a few individuals must come to a stop ‘at all costs’.
“I want to promise you that we will not and we cannot continue this kind of behavior of people taking procurement money for their own use.”