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Church urged to lead in campaign against use of alcohol and drugs

08 June 2012, 20:12 Joseph Wambugu

Nyeri parliamentary aspirant Samuel Wamathai has urged churches to lead in education of young people against the use of alcohol and drugs.

The aspirant said the church should be in the forefront in educating of the youth on the alcohol and drug abuse saying many youths have been affected in Nyeri County.

Speaking at Ngangarithi area in Nyeri county, Wamathai noted that many of the youths in the County have been engaging themselves in alcoholism as early as 8.00 am in the morning saying they cannot do any work which will lead to economy building.

“The church should be the first institution in educating young people to help fight drugs and alcoholism. The church should also educate the youth how to create jobs for themselves instead of waiting for white collar jobs,” he added.

Wamathai who is the Nyeri Town GNU party chairman appealed to the Government not to pay the MPs any extra coin from 15th of January next year when their term expires.

“The money should not go to those selfish MPs who want their term to be extended. We want to fight illiteracy, disease and poverty in the country instead of such money being paid to MPs illegally,” he added.

He said Nyeri County leaders should improve the standards of education by involving all the stakeholders.

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