Parents in Molo sub-county have been urged to actively participate in the fight against societal ills like crime, sale and consumption of illicit brews, drugs and substance abuse in a bid to promote an enabling environment for all to thrive.
Speaking during Mashujaa day celebrations at Molo stadium, the area Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Josephat Mutisya faulted the parents for laxity in addressing such issues promptly especially when their children are involved in one way or another.
Mutisya regretted that most parents have negated their roles and avoid reprimanding and correcting their children for fear of subjecting their children to punishment in accordance with the law thus making their work as local administrators difficult.
The DCC noted that the leadership has the zeal to end such behaviours but has found it difficult to deliver as per the expectations of the people which according to him was a major drawback.
His sentiments were echoed by a business community representative, Sarah Nduati who urged the parents to stop complaining and take action to end the menace.
Nduati who commended the effort by the local administration to end illicit brews among other ills said that there was a need of improving parenting skills and further keep monitoring what the children do as this will go a long way in ensuring that problems cropping up are addressed before getting out of hand.
Other leaders present also emphasized the need for the parents to take the responsibility of bringing up their children seriously to help promote sobriety in the community.
By Emily Kadzo