Chief of Staff Calls for Intensified Fight Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse

MACHAKOS: In a recent address at Machakos University, the Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service, Felix Koskei, called for a heightened battle against alcoholism and drug abuse in Kenya. Koskei expressed deep concern about the rising levels of substance abuse, particularly among the youth, emphasizing the detrimental impact it has on the nation’s developmental potential. “Drug and alcohol abuse has become a dire issue. It’s vital that all levels of leadership, from chiefs to governors, band together in this crucial fight,” he stated.

According to Kenya News Agency, During the launch of the Last Mile County Connectivity Project (LMCCP), Koskei highlighted the cunning tactics employed by drug peddlers and the necessity for vigilance by National Government Administration Officers (NGAOs). He noted the disguised forms of drugs being sold and the production of toxic homemade alcoholic beverages. Koskei also touched upon the issue of corruption, urging Kenyans to join forces in eradicating bribery and corrupt practices in government and public spaces.

In his remarks, Koskei sent a strong message to civil servants involved in corrupt activities, warning them of imminent consequences. He emphasized the importance of proper utilization of tax revenues for national development. Additionally, Koskei encouraged citizens to participate in the nationwide tree planting initiative scheduled for the upcoming public holiday, emphasizing its role in combating climate change.