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NYS workers hold demo over loss of jobs

By Mercy Adhiambo | October 27th 2015

Hundreds of women contracted to cook for National Youth Service (NYS) casuals took to the streets in Nairobi Monday to demonstrate over lost jobs.

The women, who belong to the 'Huduma Kitchen' group, said they were the ones who have been cooking for youths working in different regions, saying when the projects were suddenly stopped, they had to go back home with no source of income.

They further claimed that their lives were suddenly interrupted when the case on the loss of over Sh 800 million emerged.

"We just want the whole situation to be solved so that we can go back to work. So many of us became jobless when people started accusing Waiguru of corruption," said Huduma Kitchen Chairlady Queen Wambua.

The women had come from different counties and converged in the city centre to demonstrate under the watchful eyes of security officers.

They expressed enthusiasm that the matter will be resolved so that all NYS workers can resume duty.

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