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Reinstate anti-alcohol campaign

Reinstate anti-alcohol campaign

 

Rigathi Gachagua, the deputy president, has pleaded with the Church and other religious figures, to support the government’s initiatives to end the use of illegal brews and narcotics.

Speaking at the ordination and installation, of the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese, Cleophas Oseso Tuka, on Saturday in Nakuru, Gachagua said that the use of illicit alcohol, had developed into a socioeconomic issue, that threatened the lives of young people, and needed support from all people.

Reinstate anti-alcohol campaign

“We are at the risk, of losing an entire generation to drugs and alcoholism.

 

The ongoing crackdown on illicit brews, second-generation alcohol, and drugs in Central Kenya, will be rolled out in other parts of the country.

I urge the church leaders, to help us in mentorship and talking to the youth,” the Deputy President said.

He continued by saying, that the ongoing crackdown in the former Central Province’s, five counties—Kiambu, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, and Nyandarua—was having positive results.

 

The Deputy President stated, that the crackdown would soon be implemented in Nakuru, and that the goal of the government was to remove dangerous brews from the market.

 

 

In addition to the ongoing crackdown, in the five counties of Central Kenya, he has proposed a variety of drastic measures, to prevent alcohol usage, including a reduction in the number of bars, and harsh punishments for those who sell illicit brews.

Errant religious

On the other hand, the Deputy President added that errant religious figures, would face individual punishment.

 

Gachagua warned, that the government will not permit criminals and extremists, to conceal behind religion, citing the Shakahola mass killings in Kilifi County.

 

“What happened in Kilifi is wrong, and was a criminal crime. The government won’t permit anyone to use the pulpit as a cover for illicit activity. According to the penal code, each criminal would receive a unique response, the Deputy President added.

 

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