Ahadi Kenya Trust will partner with Murang’a county government in rehabilitating and socially supporting young people who have indulged in excessive alcoholism.
The Trust Executive Director Dr. Stanley Kamau says any effort geared towards helping the addicted youth is ideal and beneficial to the community and the country at large.
Kamau who was speaking when he met a group of youth from Mukuyu and Mumbi areas in Murang’a town lauded efforts by the county government in rehabilitating scores of young people who had been rendered zombies by alcohol.
He said the alcoholism menace is a big challenge to the county development thus various stakeholders should come out and support rehabilitation of the affected youth with a view to giving them hope in their lives.
“Excessive alcoholism has greatly affected the development progress of our county and that’s why we as Ahadi Kenya we are going to give our support to ensure the affected people are rehabilitated to become responsible residents,” posed Kamau.
He castigated those who were against the rehabilitation exercise initiated by the county government terming their interests as selfish.
“We are aware of those who were against the move to rehabilitate our addicted brothers and sisters but they should know that no development can be achieved without responsible members of the society,” said the anti-jigger campaigner.
Towards the end of 2015, more than 500 people who successfully underwent rehabilitation exercise sponsored by the county government graduated with some getting a chance to pursue technical training in various colleges.
When the rehabilitation centre was set up at Ihura stadium in mid 2015, Ahadi Kenya emerged the first organization to donate rubber shoes and slippers a move that saw others follow suit.
By Bernard Munyao