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Mututho urges security officers to be fearless in fighting drugs

14 October 2015, 14:43 Joseph Njung'eh

Nairobi - The National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) Chairman, John Mututho has assured security officers that there are enough laws to protect them against suits by drug barons and manufacturers of substandard alcoholic beverages.

He said such manufacturers should not intimidate the officers by rushing to obtain court orders and threatening to sue them for damages whenever they are caught breaking the law by possessing materials for manufacturing unwholesome liquor.

Mututho, who spoke in Nyeri at a meeting to review the recent crackdown on illicit brews, said the war against alcoholism and substance abuse will be won by suppressing supply and discouraging demand.

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He said the security officers must now be even more vigilant in order to detect any new strategies illicit brewers might have adopted in order to continue with the business following the crackdown.

The meeting held at the Green Hills Hotel brought together County Commissioners and Police Commanders from 11 counties in the Mt. Kenya Region and representatives of the Kenya Anti-counterfeit Agency, the Kenya Bureau of Standards, the Anti-Narcotics Agency, Kenya Revenue Authority and the Public Health Department.

Noting that Kenya has 2.65 million people are addicted to alcohol and other substances, the Chairman said the number was too high and that Kenyans needed to work collectively to bring down the numbers if the country is to prosper.

He said security officers will be expected to play a critical role in the fight against drugs and urged them to make a personal commitment to win it.

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