The government has heeded a recent plea by Mombasa Nominated Senator Miraj Abdilahi on combating drug and substance use in Mombasa County.
Speaking in Kwale County, President William Ruto said the government had put measures in place to ensure drug peddlers are brought to book.
“As a government, we have put in place necessary measures to ensure that we do away with this illegal business. It has claimed lives in various parts of the country,” President Ruto noted.
Ruto assured Kenyans that the country will be free from the shackles of drug and substance usage.
He says the government will not allow the young generation to perish due to the drug menace.
“I want to assure you that we shall, as a government, terminate this business. All drug peddlers shall be brought to book,” said the President.
This comes barely three days after Senator Miraj called on the President to deal head-on with the vice.
According to Miraj, dealing conclusively with drug and substance use will also deal with the issue of insecurity.
“I’m humbly asking President William Ruto to deal with drug trafficking. This vice has become rampant in Mombasa County,’’ Miraj noted.
Miraj wants the President to fulfill one of his election pledges of dealing with drug and substance use in various parts of the country.
The senator says most young people have fallen victim to the vice.