A fresh scandal has emerged at the National Youth Service (NYS) after the government admitted providing months of paramilitary training to 2,238 ‘strangers’ at the Gilgil Camp.
This admission came to the fore yesterday after a surprise decision to lay off thousands of NYS servicemen and recruits at the camp.
The layoffs had created fear and resulted in a go-slow within the entire force.
It is not clear how the ‘strangers’ enrolled for training in a highly disciplined environment where roll calls are taken every day, and stayed there undetected for nine months.
This shocking revelation is bound to raise serious questions about the admission criteria used in the country’s disciplined forces where billions of taxpayers’ money have been invested in recent years by the Jubilee government to boost security.