President Uhuru Kenyatta lost his cool in the middle of his speech in Gilgil a few moments ago when he was presiding over the annual national youth service (NYS) servicemen pass out parade.
In a function that has been fully followed by this writer on government broadcaster KBC Channel 1, the head of state was not amused when he read a part of his speech that indicated that a paltry 50 NYS servicemen had been absorbed by various government security agencies especially in Mombasa and Nairobi.
Turning attention away from his speech and the microphone, the president shifted and lectured some senior national youth service leaders who were just seated behind him telling them that 50 employment opportunities was not good enough.
He told them that there are various avenues and government opportunities which the leaders can easily leverage on and post more servicemen at the completion of their course, imploring them to do better.
During today’s pass-out parade, a total of 7,479 NYS graduands were bowing out after finishing their training.
Unlike in previous years when their families would be present during the pass out, this year’s event was different as parents and Guardians were prohibited from attending so as to comply with the COVID-19 containment measures.