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More levies should be imposed on muguka sellers

More  levies  should  be imposed on muguka sellers in Mbooni East Sub-county as it has impacted negatively on lives of  the  youth.

Area  Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Richard  Ogwoka has decried increased of number of youth engaging themselves in  chewing muguka, which was hampering them from engaging in meaningful activities to earn a living.

Speaking  at  Mbumbuni during  Madaraka Day Celebrations, Ogwoka called upon leaders to supplement government’s  efforts in  combating the vice.

The  DCC called on the youth to stop using muguka which had adverse health effects. Instead, he  challenged them to  form  groups and apply for funding from the youth enterprise fund to enable them initiate small income  generating  projects to uplift their living standards.

“As  government officials, we must tell the truth just like preachers, muguka is not good for your health and social life, thus I would advise the county government to completely ban selling and consumption of the same as our youth were  being   ruined,” said Ogwoka.

On  rampant cases of defilement in the area, the DCC warned those involved in this heinous act that the government will  arrest and prosecute them.

Accordingly, he  challenged  parents  to take care of their children, especially the girl child who is more vulnerable in a  bid  to reduce the rising number of such cases.

Speaking  at the  same  event, the Mbooni East sub county Police Commander, Agnes  Amojoho asked mothers to have a close watch  on their children, whom she said were not safe even in the hands of their very close relatives.

However, Amojoho assured wananchi that security agencies were on the look out to deal with all culprits, while urging  members of the public to volunteer useful information that can help to nab criminals.

By   Florence  Mutunga

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