Three hundred and eighty-three (383) officers who recently graduated after acquiring various skills from the Naivasha National Youth Service (NYS) training campus today displayed their various abilities, including disciplined service parade drills among others acquired after intensive 50 days training.
Speaking during the event which took place at Moi Stadium in Mandera East, Mandera County Governor, Ali Roba, stated that the occasion accorded an opportunity for the family and relatives of the newly trained officers, as well as the general public who were unable to attend the pass out parade held on the 30th August, 2021 in Naivasha, to witness them doing their skill demonstrations.
“We were truly impressed and encouraged by the skills showcased by these young men and women who are now ready to take up the various tasks ahead of them in different parts of our county,” said Roba.
Roba added that the 383 officers will play a key role as community solution providers, civic protection duties and are expected to demonstrate respect for human rights, by operating within the confines of the law.
“I urge you, to always uphold high integrity and ethical standards, as you execute your public service mandate, please serve our nation diligently,” added Roba.
Roba also requested the new officers to always uphold the law by serving and respecting the citizens.
The National Youths Service Deputy Director, Patrick Mushai, congratulated the officers and urged them to positively make use of the skills and knowledge they acquired during their training.
“Am requesting the new officers to positively utilize the skills and knowledge they now have to serve our people,” said Mushai.
Mushai also encouraged parents to take their children to NYS to acquire skills, stating that they are not required to pay any fee, stressing that the training is free of charge.
Solomon Cheboton, Mandera County Deputy Commissioner, asked the new officers to always be disciplined and serve wananchi as required by the law.
“All these new officers were deployed to serve in different sectors in Mandera County,” he said.
By Charles Matacho