The National Youth Service (NYS) has released the names of shortlisted candidates for the position of Director General.
In a statement, NPS stated that the qualified candidates are Njeri Nelson Mugweru, Anjere Alfred Tom, Humphrey Okuku, Mbaruku Moses Njeru, and Tembur James Kipsiele.
NPS said that the candidates shortlisted will be interviewed on Monday, December 4, 2023.
“The National Youth Service Council is pleased to inform the following shortlisted candidates for the position of Director General/CEO, NYS that interviews have been scheduled to take place on Monday, December 4, 2023,” NPS said in a statement.
The council further invited members of the public to submit their views on the candidates shortlisted on or before Monday at 5 pm.
“Members of the public are requested to submit written statements on oath providing evidence contesting the sustainability of any of the candidates,” NYS added.
The position was previously held by Matilda Sakwa whose stint ended in April this year.
Matilda handed over to James Tembur who has been serving as the acting DG.
In her farewell speech, Matilda expressed gratitude to God and fellow officials from NYS. She also stated that she was leaving a legacy after serving as the first female service commander.
“I had always prayed for an honorable exit and I am happy He granted it. You all know what my two immediate former predecessors had to contend with. I leave having served as the first woman Service Commander, a feat that no mortal can erase from the books of history. I leave when a majority think I should have stayed a little longer,” she stated at the time.
“From Mr Juma who diligently coordinated work in my office, my office administrators Sharon and Carolyne, and my drivers Hassan and Olenashuru, allow me to make special mention of my ADC, Mr. Kiambati Sandara.
May I especially thank the acting Director General, Mr. James Tembur, from the bottom of my heart. When I joined the Service, you were acting as the Director General. Naturally, one would have expected you to undermine me. On the contrary, you gave me all the support I needed,” she added.