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Kindiki vows major crackdown on alcohol, drug peddlers near learning institutions

Interior and National Administration Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki Friday warned that the government is going after all persons peddling illegal substances to young people in Kenya, especially those still in school.

Kindiki announced that authorities are under firm instructions to ensure that individuals involved in the unlawful practice have been apprehended.

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“We are seeing many of our young people being lured into drug addiction and abuse of alcohol.  All people who are involved in selling alcohol and drugs to our children must know they are the greatest enemies of Kenya,” Interior CS Kindiki Kithure

“We are going to fight them. My colleagues in the ministry have already been instructed to fight alcoholism and drugs, and especially make sure that our schools and learning institutions are secure from those who want to profit by destroying our young people,” he said

According to the Interior CS, anyone selling alcohol near a learning institution is an enemy of Kenya just like Al-Shabaab terrorists.

“You are destroying our children and our country. We will fight you with the same strength, vigor, and commitment that we are using to fight other enemies of our country,” he charged

Prof. Kindiki, who was addressing parents, teachers, and students at St. Germaine Gatanga Girls High School in Gatanga Constituency, Murang’a County during the school’s prize-giving day, says the state will use all available resources to protect children from harmful practices.

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