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Lamu MP wants fight against drugs enhanced

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[Lamu East MP Shariff Athuman. Photo/Courtesy].

Lamu East Member of Parliament Athman Sharif has urged security agents to accelerate the fight against drugs in the County.

Sharif said the youthful generation in the county is drastically affected by drugs warning and if nothing constructive is done the generation will perish.

Sharif said most youth in the county are no longer productive following the effects of drugs.

He said without the fight being hastened, Lamu County will turn to be drug hub.

The Lawmaker said, though the community is struggling to tame the vice, the efforts need security hand to be contained.

“Drug menace in our county should worry all of us, we must act or perish,” he said.

He also called for a face-lift of drug treatment and rehabilitation efforts in the county.

Efforts

He said such programs are doing well in other county and Lamu County should borrow a leaf.

“Let us work on treating those already affected and safeguard our children from being immersed in drug menace,” he said.

The Legislature appealed for stronger and decisive approach in tackling the social and security vice.

He has appealed to the youth to desist from doing drugs.

Lamu County is among the Coastal counties affected by drugs.

Many youths are reportedly affected and are not accessing the required health therapy and counselling.

Sharif’s sentiments come after a revelation by Lamu police Commander Moses Muriithi that women in the county are entangled in drug trafficking activities.