NYS Full List of Training Venues and Field Stations per County
The unit is an administrative center within the NYS Headquarters. It is an important center when it comes to the transition of Servicemen/women from one pillar to another hence the name Nairobi “Holding” Unit.
MECHANICAL AND TRANSPORT BRANCH | NAIROBI COUNTY
The unit is located within the NYS Headquarters in Ruaraka. It is responsible for all transport logistics and maintenance for the Service. There are various types of equipment and machinery ranging from movable construction machinery/equipment/ vehicles/ trucks/ water bowsers/ ambulances/ farm machinery and equipment/ fire engines/ drilling rigs/ Tippers/ Flat form trucks/ Buses. The branch offers hire services for all these types of equipment and machinery to the public at affordable rates
This is the most developed farm in the entire service with an acreage of 1,782. There is intensive production of poultry, dairy, vegetables under green houses and open field crops. Beef cattle are also kept. There are several fish ponds. Banana and mango growing is one of the most productive ventures. The farm is served by the Yatta furrow whose intake is at the Yatta River.
ATHI RIVER FIELD UNIT | MACHAKOS COUNTY
The farm neighbors Yatta Field Unit across the road and is one of the largest in what we refer to as the Yatta Complex with an acreage of 2,270. The unit has the best arable land in the entire Service and the greatest potential for production. There is poultry, beef, sheep and goats kept in the farm. The farm produces crops such as vegetables, mangoes, beans and maize. Green house farming has been introduced in the farm. The farm is served by the Yatta Furrow as well as a 10,000cm3 dam constructed by NYS
MAVOLONI FIELD UNIT | MACHAKOS COUNTY
This is the smallest farm of the three Yatta Complex farms. It is located on a rocky terrain with an acreage of 949.74. The farm has beef stock and has currently engaged in dairy farming. They have a good stock of goats and sheep. The farm produces a variety of crops such as maize, beans, mangoes and vegetables. Within the farm is the Ndalani Sub-Unit which specializes in grapes and other high value crops
TURBO FIELD UNIT | UASIN GISHU COUNTY
The farm is 305 acres with high potential and extensive underground water. The unit has mainly been growing maize and dairy farming was introduced and is currently one of the main activities.The unit is served by a natural water spring which has some of the best water and thus a water bottling plant has been established following the presence of a spring within the farm.
WITU DEVELOPMENT UNIT | LAMU COUNTY
The farm is 244 acres with rich deep soils suitable for agriculture. A variety of crops is grown such as maize, vegetables and fruits. It has potential for expansion and establishment of irrigation structures.
L. KENYATTA MPEKETONI SUB UNIT | LAMU COUNTY
The unit is under the management of Witu Field Unit and is about 19 acres with very good arable soil with potential for irrigated agriculture for horticultural crops. It is currently growing red chilies for industrial use. The sub-unit is served by the fresh water Lake Kenyatta which neighbors the farm hence the potential for surface irrigation is very high. Market for the produce in the region is very high and thus it can serve to provide food to the area. Fruit crops do well in the region and hence can be grown in the area.
HINDI DEVELOPMENT UNIT | LAMU COUNTY
The land currently in use is 1563 acres but most is underutilized. The farm is growing mainly mangoes, watermelons, cashew nuts and vegetables. The unit would require the installation of irrigation infrastructure and the source of water would be mainly underground although further studies would be required to ensure sustainability. The area has potential for the growing of cassava in large scale which can be used for commercial purposes. Fruit crops can also do well in the area. Value addition is of necessity following the proximity of the farm to ensure sustainability and profitability of the farm. The farm is also located near the Port of Lamu development circuit and hence the area would become very viable economically.
LAMBWE DEVELOPMENT UNIT | HOMABAY COUNTY
The farm is about 600 acres and currently producing maize, beans, groundnuts and other pulses. Vegetables also are doing well in the area especially with some form of irrigation. There is also beef stock, goats and sheep kept. The ability to multiply for the goats and sheep is very encouraging in the area.
TUMAINI FIELD UNIT | NYANDARUA COUNTY
The farm has a high potential and is about 601 acres with over 500 acres arable land. The farm is has a dairy production unit, produces wheat/oat and barely farming. Through collaboration with the National Potato Council the farm is being developed for potato seed propagation through hydroponics technology.
GARISSA MBALAMBALA FIELD UNIT | GARISSA COUNTY
This is a rice growing farm of about 171 acres. The farm also produces fruits such as mangoes and water melons.
KERIO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT UNIT | ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY
The unit has an acreage of 11. The unit mainly is an outpost for NYS interventions within the region for coordination and logistics. It also has a farm which mainly produces vegetables and fruits
TANA BASIN ROAD PROJECT | TANA RIVER COUNTY
The unit comprises 346 acres and has served as an outpost for the construction of the Thika-Garissa- Bura-Malindi Road over the years under the NYS. Beyond road construction it has also served as an On Job training ground for NYS servicemen/women
BURA HOLA IRRIGATION PROJECT | TANA RIVER COUNTY
The project encompasses two areas, namely: Bura 3,000 acres and Hola 830 acres allocated under the Economic Stimulus Production for food production. The unit still serves to produce maize under furrow irrigation to enhance food security.
MWATETE FIELD UNIT | TANA RIVER COUNTY
The unit is recently acquired and has an acreage of 2,000. Currently it serves an outpost for all NYS interventions in Taita Taveta County but plans are underway to develop the unit.
NAKURU SUB STATION UNIT | NAKURU COUNTY
The unit has an acreage of 5.8 and is under the management of NYS College Gilgil. It serves as an outpost for NYS interventions within the region for coordination and logistics
NAIVASHA TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE | NAKURU COUNTY
NYS Technical Training Institute Naivasha is one of the National Youth Service training institution located at Nakuru County, Naivasha Sub-County, along North Kinangop, 14kms from the Naivasha-Nakuru Highway.
The Unit has an acreage of approximately 53.4 hectares of which 25 acres being under cultivation while the rest is occupied by servicemen/women barracks, staff quarters, classes, messes, roads, parade ground and a natural forest. Read More
MERU SUBSTATION UNIT | MERU COUNTY
The unit has an acreage of 0.371 and is under the management of Yatta Field Unit. It serves as an outpost for NYS interventions within the region for coordination and logistics
MIRITINI SUB STATION UNIT | MOMBASA COUNTY
The unit has an acreage of 15 and is under the management of NYS Technical Training College, Mombasa. It has been refurbished and developed into drug and substance abuse rehabilitation center. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, Center for Disease Control and NACADA plans are underway to open the center for services to the public
MOGOTIO SUB UNIT | BARINGO COUNTY
The unit has a proposed acreage of 100. It serves as an outpost for NYS interventions within the region for coordination and logistics
KISUMU SUB-UNIT | KISUMUCOUNTY
The unit is 24 acres at the heart of Kisumu town. It is currently serving as an outpost for NYS interventions/ activities within the region for coordination and logistics.
KISII SUB-UNIT | KISII COUNTY
The unit is 3 acres and is under the management of Lambwe Field Unit. It serves as an outpost for any interventions earmarked in the region thereby easing coordination and logistical planning.