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My Life is in danger, says anti-drug Czar



By; Mgandi Ngala


An anti drug activist, has revealed that he is living in danger after series of threats he has been receiving from unknown people.

Lugard Abilla, a youthful anti-drug activist says that unknown people he believe are in the drug trafficking network have been tracking him both in Nairobi and Mombasa over his currently campaign against drug abuse in the country.

Abilla, who worked for Reachout Center Trust, an anti drug lobby in the country and later moved to a harm reduction network, an International organization rehabilitating drug users in Nairobi said that for the last one month things have not been working out well for him.

He revealed that in the past two weeks he has been trailed by unknown people after he started anti drug abuse campaign to help out youth trapped in the addiction.

Though he is based in Nairobi, most of his activities are mainly in Mombasa and other parts of the Coast region.

“Though my activism is mainly working towards a drug free society, things are getting tough, I fear for my precious life,” he disclosed in uneasy emotions.

He has reported the matter at both Nairobi and Mombasa CID departments though things are worsening.

He said that on several occasions he was trailed and harassed and his mobile phone taken by unknown assailants who caused him injuries and later vanished, in Mombasa.

“I am truly scared to an extent that my senior have advised me to lie low as I pursue my interests of ensuring youth in the country are set free from drug menace,” he said.

He continued, “I received threats when I was working for Reachout Center Trust some years back but when I joined the harm reduction network in Nairobi early January this year, the situation worsened,”

Abilla, an outreach officer with ‘Kenya Harm Reduction Network a Kenya based anti-drug movement, said that he will not relent in the fight against drug abuse among the in the country and especially in the Coastal part of Kenya.


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