President William Ruto on Thursday while in Kiambu county declared a total war on Kenya's top problem, alcoholism which mostly affect the Mount Kenya. The tough Talking president declared that the county and national government must team up to fight the vise that has led to lost of lifes in the region.
The head of state declared that Alcohol will only be sold in designated areas to curb the sales of illicit brews which are affecting lives in the region and even Kenya at large.
Reacting to this, former Mukurwe-ini constituency member of Parliament Hon Kabando Wa Kabando noted that the problem needs serous initiative and Ruto's bottom up approach can not solve it. The former lawmaker noted that administration officers including Chiefs and assistant Chiefs are part of this problem.
"Timely focus, but Sorry, Sir, problem of dangerous drugs, alcoholism won't be solved bottom up. (SOME) Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs & (FEW) of their seniors are part of the problem - addicts, vendors, accomplices. Suppliers are from top" He posted on his official social media pages.
Kabando opined that the president should not delegate this duty but should do it on his own adding that the move will obviously make him loose alot of friends, however, he shall have saved many lives.
"Rais, intervention is most appreciated, but don't delegate initiative. Time-bar and target-tag action to eradicate this national disaster. You'll lose friends, but you'll save millions of lives and livelihoods. Central Kenya eagerly awaits to see what you'll do to rescue lives." He added.
He further declared that as a region mostly affected by the problem, they will support him fully, however, he noted that the suppliers must be dealt with first.
"Yes, we all have a duty to support all initiatives that will help save lives, especially in Mt.Kenya region where peddlers of dangerous drugs and illicit alcohol ruining lives are protected. We won't ever win when the supply chain involves complicit govt agencies and officials" He concluded.
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