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Police officer starts campaign to rehabilitate alcoholics

16 July 2015, 18:38 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - In an unusual move, a police officer based in Naivasha town has come to the rescue of alcoholics in the area.

This came after the recent crackdown on illicit brews in various parts of the country.

Paul Macharia Konje, the administration police officer who is in the rank of a corporal has come out to offer counseling and shelter to over 50 youths as part of rehabilitation in line with the ongoing illicit brews crackdown.

His decision was inspired by the fact that some youths from Karati village, which is a few kilometers from Naivasha town, were suffering from serious withdrawal symptoms as a result of lack of alcohol.

Read Also: 12 policemen to be interdicted over illicit brew trade

“The fight against illicit brews cannot just end by at discarding the brews and closing down factories involved in its production. Something more needs to be done,” said Paul Macharia Konje.

Speaking in Naivasha town Wednesday, Macharia who is also a pastor at Victory Outreach Church also said that two of the youths from the area had been admitted to hospital as a result of withdrawal symptoms.

He however thanked the President for the directive and called on well-wishers to come to the aid of desperate youths who are still recovering, adding that some were orphans and had no one to take care of them.

“I laud the President for the directive to crackdown on illicit brews because it will reduce sale of illicit brews in the country and make our youths more productive. However, we need to come out to help youths who have been affected.”

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