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Tetu to get KES 80m rehabilitation centre

25 November 2013, 10:25 Joseph Mukubwa

Nyeri - A church in Nyeri County is planning to build a KES 80 million Youth Empowerment Rehabilitation Centre in order empower local youth.

The Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) will build the centre, which will also be a community centre, at Wandumbi area in Tetu sub-County on a 1.5-acre piece of land.

Local parish Minister, Rev. Peter Rukwaro, said the church decided to build the centre to help the many young men who have have opted for drugs after getting frustrated by lack of jobs.

“This is a much needed facility in Tetu and the entire county of Nyeri. We want to empower, equip, build and transform the local youth for effective service like this one instead of just telling them orally to stop this and that,” said the priest.

While flagging off a 20 Kilometre charity walk aimed at raising funds in Wandumbi area Sunday, Tetu sub-County commissioner, Herman Shambi, said the local youth will be taught about the adverse effects of drug, alcohol and substance abuse.

“We shall also empower the youth economically, initiate advocacy programmes, and offer guidance and counseling,” he added.

The  project committee chairman, Felix Matu, said the youth centre will have the youth and community empowerment centre, a conference hall, classes, self contained rooms, computer rooms and administrative offices.

Other facilities will include rehabilitation centre, counseling rooms, clinics, observation rooms and pharmacy among others.

The chairman added that the youth will be equipped with Christian entrepreneurial skills.

The local women and men will also be empowered on how to support their families, enhance their capacity for family decision making and advocacy against sexual abuse, harassment and support for reproductive health.

A local church elder, John Kariuki, said the children will also be trained on how to manage some diseases since they are most vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and HIV/Aids.

Shambi said they are teaming up with the local churches to change those who have fallen into the drugs trap.

He urged well wishers to team up with the church to help in construction of the centre since it will help the entire County.

"After concentrating much on eradicating brews, many young men have now turned to bhang which is a disaster here,” he added.

He lamented that many young men are unable to put up their own homes while others separate soon after marriage.

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