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State declares War on Alcohol, Drug Abuse

The government has put in place proper measures to combat illicit brews and narcotic drugs, which pose serious threat to lives of our youth.

Speaking during a tour of duty in Uasin Gishu County to unveil the Deputy County Commissioner’s (DCC) Offices in Kesses Sub County, Interior and National Administration Cabinet Secretary(CS) Prof. Kithure Kindiki called on the National Government Administrative Officers (NGAOs) to support the government’s efforts to save the youth, who are the future of the country.

“We are declaring total and unrelenting war on people who are selling dangerous, toxic and lethal alcoholic drinks laced with poisonous chemicals and dangerous drugs, as well as narcotic and psychotropic substances to make our children zombies, thus destroying the future generation of our country,” he stated.

The CS indicated that the government will apply the same force it uses to combat terror and cattle rustling in the country to fight against alcoholism and substance abuse.

“There is no difference between terrorists and those selling poisonous alcohol and dangerous narcotics to our children, all of them are killers, who are out to destroy our country,” noted Prof. Kindiki.

Others present during the event included Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Chelilim, Julius Ruto (MP Kesses), Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Dr. Abdi Hassan, Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Dr. Eddyson Nyale, and a host of other National Government Administrative Officers (NGAOs) and local leaders.

By Ekuwam Sylvester

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