Mututho tells MPs to legislate anti-drug abuse laws
04 August 2014, 23:31
Mukurweini - The anti-drug agency boss, John Mututho has asked members of parliament and Senate to enact law giving the agency a police unit so as to be able to eliminate drug abuse in the country.
Mututho who is the chairman of National Authority for Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) said ‘I does not have powers to legislate’ and thus he should not be blamed for drugs peddled.
Mututho stated that there should be a law giving NACADA enforcement powers.
“I do not have powers to legislate. Parliament and Senate should legislate proper laws to allow elimination of drugs. The drug barons should be dealt with completely,” said Mututho.
Speaking in Mukurweini during a funeral service of Rose Wangechi Kariuki, mother to area MP Kabando wa Kabando, Mututho issued a stern warning to police officers colluding with drug peddlers.
He further claimed that there were numerous cartels in the country which were against his efforts to wipe out use of drugs noting that some are within the agency (NACADA).
Mututho made the remarks after some MPs accused NACADA of been dormant in the fight against use of drugs amongst the youth.
Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan opined that issue of drug abuse should be declared and treated as a national emergency.
He added that peddling of drugs should be made a capital offence under law.
Nominated Senator Beth Mugo asked public to volunteer information to police regarding crime activities.
“About 90 percent of blame about drugs goes to the administration and police because they know where they are been sold and they can apprehend the suspects anytime they want,” said Mugo.
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