Tuesday, June 18, 2024

There is no pride in leading a drunkard population, says Gachagua

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has intensified the war against illicit brew, drugs and substance abuse saying there is no pride in leading a drunkard population.

“There is no need for one to lead a drunk population. There is no pride in being the Deputy President and everywhere I go, people are staggering and sleeping in ditches for being alcoholics,” said the DP

Speaking from Karen, the DP noted that the journey to save the next generation from drugs and illicit brews has taken off and that he is ready to pay the ultimate price to get rid of it in Mt. Kenya region.

“We will not relent in this war. Many people have tried to dissuade me from it, but we will not. If by enacting laws to protect the next generation from extinction,” he said

“If by making sure that the law is strictly enforced to save the next generation from extinction if that will bring our political careers to an end, so be it.” said the DP

On Tuesday, the second in command had an engagement with Members of County Assembly of Nyandarua, who shared the new Nyandarua County Alcoholic Drinks Act, 2023 they have enacted to provide structural support to ending illicit brew in the devolved unit.

“Alongside Governor Dr Badilisha K, who has assented the Bill into law, the leaders have displayed immense courage and determination in true service to the people by enacting a people-centred legal framework regulating manufacturing, distribution and sale of alcohol.

The new law is an outcome of the collective efforts between the national and county leadership. We look forward to intensifying these efforts for the enactment of similar laws in the region and across the country.

President WilliamsRuto and the entire government congratulate the honourable members for heeding our call to save our youth from imminent destruction.” said the DP

Gachagua has been vocal on the issue promising to put an end to end saying illicit brew has been dragging Mt. Kenya behind as youths abuse alcohol leaving them unproductive in the development of the country.

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