Tuko Tayari Kufanya Kazi

Welcome to Our National Youth Service

About 30,000 youth are recruited annually and trained in various skills (paramilitary, engineering, fashion and design, business management, catering, agriculture, secretarial, plant operation, construction, driving) and, prepared for other national matters such as service in the armed forces, national reconstruction and disaster response. These remain relevant to date.

Go on! Be Great!


The National Youth Service is a voluntary work and educational programme for young Kenya citizens.

Five Point Vision

bankable pillar

Big Four Agenda

The Big Four is an initiative of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta. It involves Food Security and Nutrition, Affordable Housing, Manufacturing and Affordable Healthcare for all. It is geared towards creating jobs, which will enable people to meet their basic needs. Jobs will transform the lives of the

people from that of hardship and want, to new lives of greater comfort and well being.

“And that is the future I have seen,” – H.E Uhuru Kenyatta


Jobs will be created by expanding the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing is about believing that we, as Kenyans, can be competitive and ambitious enough, to make products that are as good as any other in the world.

Food Security

The government will bring targeted taxation to bear to put idle arable land to use. It will continue to encourage and facilitate large-scale commercial agriculture to diversify our staples through irrigation and other technologies.

Affordable Health Care

The cost of healthcare still stresses Kenyan families. We can end that pain by providing medical insurance cover for every Kenyan within the next five years.That entails major policy and administrative reforms in the medical sector, to ensure that all of us have access to quality and affordable medical cover by 2022.

Affordable Housing

The government has earmarked that 500,000 more Kenyans will own their homes in the next five years. It achieve this by reducing the cost of mortgages; by cutting the cost of construction through the use of innovative technologies and materials;

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Tuko Tayari campaign is aimed at imparting the youth with skills, which will make them productive in the economy in line with the President’s Big Four Agenda.

The Big Four Action Plan includes manufacturing, food security, affordable housing and universal healthcare for all. The National Youth Service has been tasked with the implementation of this plan using the skills that the youth acquire from the institution.


What is NYS?

The National Youth Service is a voluntary work and educational programme for young Kenya citizens.

How can I join NYS?

Recruitment of youth to join the NYS is carried out twice a year. The recruitment is announced through the media and on this website specifying the location, date and minimum criteria required to join the NYS.

What are the Qualifications of joining the NYS

A Minimum of KCSE D plain

What will I gain from NYS

Benefit from the 5 Point Vision

Is there an application fee to join NYS?

No. Just present yourself to the recruitment exercises in your area when announced

Get in touch now

Tel: +254-208563521 | Fax: +254-208561489 | info@nys.go.ke