According to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, the government is thinking about using National Youth Service personnel in place of National Police Service personnel to secure important locations.
Gachagua said on Thursday that police officers must be deployed all around the nation to combat banditry and crime during the official launch of this year’s Nation-Huawei Job Fair at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi.
The DP stated, “Moving forward, we want to have a dialogue with government ministries, parastatals, and other organizations to have a concrete plan on how to withdraw our officers from the security forces to go deal with crime, so we can have NYS workers man those offices for a price.
According to Gachagua, NYS officers are “disciplined” enough to guard the various places that have long been under the watchful eye of the Kenya Police.
In order to establish a revolving fund to train more individuals, it shouldn’t be free. We want to have a discussion about that. The NYS staff can handle the majority of the work in terms of controlling people coming in and out of buildings because they are disciplined, he said. “We want our officers from the National Police Service to go and fight bandits and criminals.
The proposal “has been there but nobody really followed it up sufficiently so that it becomes an official government policy,” the second-in-command claimed.
“We want to talk about payment because we don’t want them to provide a free service so that the money can be spent within the business to train additional individuals,” he continued.
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