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Mututho no longer the boss at NACADA

06 November 2013, 14:02

Nairobi - John Mututho’s appointment as the chairman of the National Authority for Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) has been revoked.

The former Naivasha MP’s September appointment was revoked by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a Kenya Gazzette notice of October 24, 2013, although he did not give the reasons for the move, The Star reports.

The appointment had been termed as illegal by some MPs and human rights activists, although Mututho said he had stepped down voluntarily to clear any doubts about his appointment.

“After pressure from influential bar owners President Uhuru Kenyatta revokes John Mututho’s Nacada appointment. Vetting to be done by Mps.” @godfreygoddie wrote on twitter.

Mututho had vowed to stem drug and substance abuse among youngsters when he was appointed.

“I will deal firmly with the issue of drugs and illicit brews that are threatening our youth. I am delighted by this opportunity and I promise to serve all Kenyans,” said Mututho while reacting to his appointment.

“I do not think Mututho deserved to be sacked.” @Pbenards posted on twitter.

“....and #Mututho will need a cold one after a hushed dismissal as the head of anti- Drug abuse agency a seat he barely warmed.”@janbosire tweeted.

- For more visit The Star



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