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Bahati Member of Parliament Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has told off those politicizing the NYS cohorts’ programme. Speaking in Kiamaina ward in Bahati where 500 youths have yesteday been enrolled for the programme, Kimani said that most of the beneficiaries are integrated idps who sought refuge in the five wards of Bahati constituency after the 2007-2008 post poll skirmishes.
He said that the project since the onset was spread out even in perceived opposition strongholds and therefore it was unfair for certain politicians to trivialize the programme for their own political gains.
The programme launched by area Mp Kimani Ngunjiri and the director in charge of NYS Gilgil College Isaac Ndirangu will be on for the next six months.
The law maker said that 400 more youths will be enlisted in the project soon. While lauding the government for the project, Ngunjiri said that women engaged in Huduma kitchen and supervisory roles will be able to save money in Saccos thus uplifting their lively hoods.
He called on fellow lawmaker of Kitui West MP and deputy minority in parliament Francis Nyenze leader not to fear for complimenting the government for taking the project to his constituency adding that it had benefited the youth to a great extent.
He called on the government to extend the programme to other constituencies that have not benefitted. A similar programme was launched in Njoro constituency today where more than 400 youths were enrolled in the programme. At the same time Kimani said that he was ready to give out money to facilitate the ‘treatment’ of NASA leaders who he claimed were mentally ill because of their continued attacked on the Jubilee government.
Ngunjiri said that the NASA leaders should be admitted in hospital for a mental checkup because they are not ‘normal’
“I have looked at them (NASA leaders) and I can tell you they have a mental problem and if the people of Bahati allow me I will give out money so that they can go for a mental check up,” he said.
The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County