President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the National Youth Service (NYS) will be restructured for it to effectively execute its mandate.
The President said NYS was critical especially in ensuring the youth play a key role in the country’s development agenda.
President Kenyatta spoke when he witnessed the swearing-in of Dr Nelson Githinji as the new Director General of NYS at his Harambee House office.
President Kenyatta congratulated the Director General on his appointment and wished him well in his new assignment.
The President urged the new Director General to serve the country and youth with dedication.
“Am sure you are capable of delivering to the youth and the country. Your organisation is important in helping us to mainstream youth in development,” the President said.
Dr Githinji was until his appointment the Tourism Secretary and replaced Mr Kiplimo Rugut who has been redeployed.
The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by the Principal Administrative Secretary at the Presidency Stephen Kirogo.
The ceremony was also witnessed by Cabinet Secretaries, Felix Kosgei (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), Davis Chirchir (Energy), Joseph ole Lenku (Interior and Coordination of National Government) and Ann Waiguru (Devolution and Planning).