Monday, July 15, 2024

We do not want Muguka in our region, Coast leaders tell President Ruto

Leaders from Coast region have in one voice told President William Ruto that they do not want muguka in their region.

“Respectfully delivered the message of their people to the Head of State—that they do not want Muguka in their region.” said Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir.

The declaration follows a meeting held at State House Nairobi where leaders from Mombasa, Lamu, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, and Taita Taveta told the Head of State that muguka is a health security given the recent findings.

This follows a research conducted by Mombasa Women Empowerment Network Mental Health Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, ReachOut Rehabilitation Centre, Port Reitz Hospital, and the NACADA Rehabilitation Centre revealing that 82% of mental patients in the region have a history of abusing the stimulant.

At the meeting it was also agreed that motor vehicles transporting muguka will not be allowed to enter the counties and will be met with serious enforcement by county departments.

President William Ruto promised to discuss the same issue with leaders from Embu before they can create a low that will benefit both parties.

“We will work with all leaders to liberate the Coast region – and other parts of our country – from drugs and substances use.

This will make our societies healthier and productive. At StateHouseKenya, Nairobi, met Governors, MPs and county assembly leaders from all the coastal counties and agreed to form a committee of professionals to look at the issues touching on Miraa and Muguka.

The meeting followed another session that we had with the leaders from Embu on the ban of Muguka. We agreed to meet as leaders from the two sides to fashion a law that will protect the interests of both parties.” said President Ruto

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