Close to 8000 NYS trainees have reportedly been sent away from their training camps after their pass-out ceremony was delayed for more than five months due to lack of funds.
According to a report by the Standard, the trainees had been in the training colleges for almost 11 months even after completing their six-month course because the department lacked funds to organize a graduation ceremony.
The report claims that NYS had exhausted all monies to buy uniforms and other military gears required for the pass-out ceremony due to looting of funds that hit the department.
“The passing-out ceremony has been delayed. This group has overstayed and we should be training another group now but that is not possible. We anticipate that the graduation will delay for a little longer,” a senior official was quoted.
The trainees are also said to have been undergoing hard times in their camps, after some food supplies from China were suspended following massive corruption where more than Sh791 Million was lost.
“The training institute is completely rotten and Kenyans should be told the truth. Those young boys and girls are suffering in the camps and surviving under harsh conditions,” the report revealed.
NYS which falls under Devolution Ministry which was headed by former CS Waiguru was hit by a graft storm that led to millions looted through suspicious dealings in procurement.
The grafts are still being investigated.