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Kenya: Crackdown on drugs and illicit brew

Posted by African Press International on July 4, 2013

  • By Maurice Alal in Kenya

KISUMU County Commissioner Lorna Odero has today directed the district commissioners to crack down drug and illicit brew peddlers in the county.

Odero asked the DCs to make their areas drug free and warn of any laxity to arrest those involved.

She also orders the police in the county to ensure thorough inspections of public vehicles and suspected cars that are used to ferry the drugs and alcohol.

“I have instructed all the security agents in the county to deal strictly with cases of drugs,” she said.

Odero also warned those chiefs alleged to be colluding with changaa brewers and remind them of their responsibilities.

The county boss said the county recorded high usage of alcohol and drugs nationally and called all the chiefs to apprehend all the dealers.

Odero also warned the DCs and chiefs who are reluctant in fighting the drug peddlers in their areas saying they risk loosing their jobs.

“We cannot sit back and watch our youths being rendered useless by people with vested interest,” Odero stated.

She further asked young people in the county to desist from drugs and engage in productive activities.

The administrator urged members of the public to be vigilant and volunteer information to police to apprehend those involved in drugs.

This comes just a day when Kisumu West DC, Gilbert Kittyo impounded over 700 litres of illicit brew in Sunga village.

The brew included changaa and molasses which they poured down and intercepted the equipment that they use in brewing.

Kittyo warned the chiefs in his area that they will face stern action if they fail to eradicate the drug menace.

“I will sack those chiefs who fail to perform their duties before I am sent packing by my bosses,” he warned.

 

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Kenya: Kimilili District Deputy County Commissioner castigates drunkard teachers in the region

Posted by African Press International on June 26, 2013

  • By Godfrey Wamalwa,Bungoma,26/6/2013

“I want to warn the teachers  who report to their work while drunk that the government will not tolerate such behavior and stern action will be taken against them,”that is a warning bell that Kimilili district deputy county commissioner has sent to the teachers.

Addressing students of  Kibingei Friendssecondary school in Kimilili District after the students went on a rampage and marched for about seven kilometers to his office, citing poor management by the school’s principal.

While presenting their grievances the students alleged that the Principal Mrs. Scholastic Mukui sends them home regularly for school fees as well as talking ill of their parents terming them as poor an issue that did not get down well with them.

They further claimed that she does not coordinate her staff well as some teachers are normally drunk hence cannot attend to their lessons well an issue that has affected the syllabus coverage for a long time especially to the candidates and having few teachers for chemistry, biology and agriculture.

“Our school  has been disqualified from participating in the regional football competition, reasons being that one of the players was found to be nineteen years of age an issue they said was aimed at sabotaging their efforts to nurture their talents away from academics”claimed the students.

However, Kimilili district quality assurance and standards officer Andrew Shiundu said it was a national rule that all students who are supposed to represent a school in a games completion should be eighteen years of age and below.

 Kimilili deputy county commissioner Joseph Lewa also urged the Teachers’ Service Commission to address the issue of under-staffing in the entire district by deploying more teachers to avoid such strike issues in future.

He further cautioned teachers who report on duty while drunk saying the government officers in charge will conduct a thorough investigation and those implicated will face the law.

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