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Jaguar’s father in rehab over alcoholism

01 August 2016, 12:50 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - Music artist and NACADA board member Charles Njagua alias Jaguar, has taken his father David Kanyi to a rehab centre over alcoholism.

Jaguar had taken his 60-year-old father to Serenity Springs Centre in Nyeri County for rehabilitation.

“My father is now a reformed person and for the first time in 15 years, I had a productive talk with him. The government needs to identify and support such a private initiative since it is rehabilitating many people who have been lost,” he said.

Jaguar also called upon politicians and religious leaders to help fight drugs abuse and alcoholism saying it should not be left to National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) alone.

He called upon the government to ensure that private centres which are ready to help in rehabilitating drug addicts are supported financially.

He further attributed increased cases of school unrest to drugs abuse among students and the neigbouring communities.

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“The root cause of the whole issue of school unrest is drugs abuse. I call upon the government to be strict on the laid down guidelines like closing down shops near schools to ensure drugs don’t find their way to schools,” he noted.

Jaguar added that NACADA will soon release KES 200 million to youth groups and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to help fight alcohol menace.

“The program had been stopped since it was riddled with corruption with some ghost groups benefiting. We have now streamlined the initiative which will allow the funds to be disbursed,” he said.

He called upon youth groups and CBOs to apply for the funds so they can help fight drugs abuse and alcohol.

Jaguar’s father, who has been at the centre for that last few weeks said he is now reformed and ready to go back to the family after undergoing several stages of rehabilitation.

The chairman of the centre, Lawrence Magua lamented that Government is yet to support the institution which is over five-years-old.

Jaguar through his Njagua Youth Foundation donated KES 100,000 to the centre.

- MyNews24

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