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The Service undertakes major projects which are part of the national development plan and all servicemen and servicewomen make an important contribution to the project work while at the same time gaining personal skills that will be of use to them in their own lives.

  1. Integrated Dam Construction Units
  2. Integrated Road Construction Units
  3. Vector Control Unit
  4. Slums Civil Works and Public Environment
  5. Huduma Kitchens Unit
  6. Traffic Control Unit
  7. Public Security Unit
  8. Agriculture


The Service has completed the following projects which are of national importance under the supervision of the Director General (to be updated at a later date)


The Service formed a women’s training unit in 1966, with the first intake of girls being trained as Junior Leaders. Since the establishment of the women’s wing, over 22,000 women have been enlisted. The servicewomen undertake the same basic training as servicemen.


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Following basic training, the serviceman/woman is posted with his company to one of the services field units or sub-units. These exist at Mombasa, Hindi, Witu and Bura in Coast Province. Garissa, Mbalambala in North Eastern Province,Turbo in Western Province, Lambwe in Nyanza Province Gilgil, Tumaini, Naivasha, Kerio Valley and Kirimun in Rift Valley Province, NYS Engineering Institute , Nairobi Holding Unit, NYS Vocational training and Mechanical and Transport Branch in Nairobi County. The Company will rotate between working on development projects and vocational training.




Biometric Registration of All Community Youth (Cohorts)

Engaged under the NYS Youth Empowerment Programme


The NYS has launched the biometric registration of all Community Youth engaged under the NYS Youth Empowerment Programme. The exercise commenced on Thursday 28th January 2016 from 8:00 am in all 69 Constituencies where the Programme had been running and will continue until completed in the next six days.

With the re-launch of the National Youth Service after 50 years, The service has successfully managed to recruit and train 10,740 young men and women who had their pass-out on 23rd of April 2015.

NYS will soon add Gikomba market to its list of achieved milestones. The famous market known for it affordable second hand clothes and merchandise.

NYS will undertake cleaning in various parts of the market.

The national youth service top 100 officers under the leadership of the Director General Dr. Nelson Githinji this past week held a team building session in Naivasha. 

To the naked eye the rebranding and restructuring of the Kenya National Youth Service may seem new, fresh and exciting. However for those who have closely followed the intricate process that has been the new beginning of NYS it is clear that it has been a very deliberate process and extremely well thought out; resulting in unprecedented results. 

From left at the dais, Dr. Nelson Githnji Dir, General NY, Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, Dep, Gov Jonathan Mueke, Devolution C.S Ms. Anne Waiguru, Kiambu Gov. William Kabogo among other stakeholders.


"I joined the National Youth Service in the year 1986 just after I completed my A levels. I believe the discipline and work ethic that was instilled in me is what has led me to become what I am today."
William Samoei Ruto,
Deputy president of the Republic of Kenya