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Nyeri man stages lone protest over NYS looting

Tuesday May 29 2018

By GRACE GITAU
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A university graduate has been staging a one-man protest against the looting at the National Youth Service on the streets of Nyeri for the last one week.

Daniel Waihenya, a Business Administration graduate, who hawks for a living, said he was angered by the looting at an organisation meant to help young people like him. He termed the blatant looting as painful and unfortunate

He said the Sh9 billion unaccounted for in NYS is enough to pay wages of young people if they were

During his protests, Mr Waihenya, talks to motorists on the need to take part in the fight against corruption.

On Tuesday, his friend Jacob Muchemi joined him in the demo.

“If Kenyans were united and spoke in one voice, the government would be compelled to be accountable and transparent,” he said. “We cannot leave it to the government to fight corruption. We must express our displeasure at the government.” he said.

Mr Waihenya, 31, said he turned to hawking after he failed to secure a job when he completed his undergraduate studies.

Initially he worked as a guard with various security companies until last year when he resigned following a row with his employer over salary.

Mr Waihenya took his last employer to court for failing to pay him Sh7,500 which was his monthly salary.

He became noticeable on the streets last week when he protested demanding the Salaries and Remuneration Commission implements a pay cut on MPS and other senior government officials who pocket millions in salaries and allowances.