President orders reform of Kenya drug usersFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the rehabilitation of drug addicts amid the worrying levels of substance abuse in the East African country.
This intervention comes in the wake of the arrest of more than 30 youth in the second city of Mombasa this week.
The arrests followed a crackdown on Old Town, Majengo and Shimanzi where an assortment of drugs, mostly bhang, an edible preparation of cannabis, was confiscated.
National Agency for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (Nacada) chairman John Mututho, confirmed Kenyatta had ordered the agency to start rehabilitating drug users to cut off demand.
Tents would be set up and two dormitories being used by youth service staff converted into wards to rehabilitate at least 200 drug users every two weeks.
Mombasa is suspected to be home to more than 25 000 drug users.
Recently, Kenyatta ordered a crackdown on drug trafficking and illicit brews in the East African country.
He presided over the destruction of two vessels carrying cocaine worth billions of shillings.
– CAJ News
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