Youth in Mombasa County have been urged to deter from indulging in criminal activities and drug use this festive season.
They have been further urged to dissuade from irresponsible sexual behaviours while they celebrate Christmas and ushering the New Year.
Mvita constituency youth leader Mohammed Hussein famously known as Amadoh said that youth are the back bone of the county development agenda and for them to indulge in reckless and uncondoned behaviours will tarnish their future dreams.
Speaking at Majengo in Mombasa on Christmas Eve, Amadoh said that youth should focus more on their future and avoid peers who will lead them to ‘hell’.
He said that in the recent past youth have been blamed for the rising insecurity in Mombasa especially in Kisauni and Likoni areas.
“As a youth leader it pains me seeing youth being killed by police for joining illegal gangs, they must avoid these outfits and focus more on their future,” he added.
Amadoh has been conducting a series of peace forums with his peers within Mvita constituency in a bid to create awareness on the impact of insecurity in the county.
“We are molding you to become very useful people in the society, you have a life to live after all the celebrations, and you must be very conscious,” he said.
According to Mr. Hussein, youth should take the lead role in discouraging their peers from indulging in criminal activities.
He said that crime, drugs and irresponsible sexual behaviors among the youth has made many parents bear the pain of losing their beloved children to such social vices.
He cautioned youth against indulging in sexual activities during the festive season adding that some have in the past failed to go back to school after the season after they were impregnated.
Amadoh appealed to parents to closely monitor their movements, celebrations and where they play and regroup especially during the festive season.