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Police Commissioner calls for parents help

28 May 2012, 12:17 Anthony Muriuki

Police commissioner Mathew Iteere has called on parents to collaborate with the District Administration to crack down on youths who idle and loiter in the streets.

Speaking at Kariene Primary school in Imenti Central District yesterday Iteere accused parent’s of laxity in fighting the menace a move he said has greatly attributed to many youths being irresponsible.

He said parents’ failure to guide and counsel their children on good morals and encourage them to pursue education has resulted to many youths becoming idle and later result into committing crimes.

“What is wrong with the parents of today, they preach water and take wine a culture that does not work with the children. They need to advice and counsel them so they can enjoy the fruits of good results in future,” said Iteere.

The police commissioner further said parents should not always accuse the authorities of failure to crack down on the idlers but join forces to curb the behaviour by disciplining their children.

Iteere noted the behaviour of youths abandoning school and turning into street urchins later pushes them to committing crimes and drug abuse.

Addressing parents, teachers and pupils during the District Education Day, Iteere said parents should encourage their children to pursue good careers in education to reduce the high rate of unemployment in the Country.

“Education is the only key to a better society, parents need to take initiate to motivate and encourage their children to pursue education to higher levels. Because when children lack support they result withdrawing from school and become irresponsible,” said the police commissioners.

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