Anti- drug activists are calling on a joint anti-drug campaign to deter youth from drug use.
The youthful activist says the campaign must be enhanced to yield positive impact in anti-drug awareness within the Coastal region.
Anti-drug activist Hassan Omar Abdallah said youth are the most vulnerable and should be protected.
Mr. Abdallah revealed that since youth are susceptible to drugs efforts should be employed to disentangle them.
“If the National government, the county governments and anti drug activist work in unison, the impact will be positive,” said Abdallah.
Abdallah further urged the government to venture into pursuing those indulging in trafficking.
He noted the campaign may yield nothing if the government will not contain the supply chain.
“While we are working towards the demand reduction, the government should as well put more efforts into cutting off the supply chain so that these efforts yield fruits,” he noted.
Omar who is also Mvita Community Developed Ogarnisation- MV-CODE Programs coordinator noted youth are in full support of the government’s effort in fighting drugs in the Coast region.
He said such initiative will safeguard the young generation from the effects of drug use.
[Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i (L) with Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid during his Mombasa visit. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
He raised fears that the Coast youthful generation is in peril and actions must be taken to quell the situation.
Abdallah urged Coastal security agencies, religious leaders, politicians as well as the community leaders to unite in safeguarding the youthful generation.
Bungled anti-drug operation
His sentiment comes barely a month after Interior Cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i ordered a serious anti-drug operation at the Coast that aimed at nabbing drug lords.
However, the operation is yet to yield promising results.
The recent bungled anti-drug operation at suspected drug lord’s Ali Punjani mansion at Nyali in Mombasa only landed top police bosses among them Coast regional police commandant Marcus Ocholla, Mombasa Police commander Johnston Ipara and the County commissioner Evans Achoki transfers.