- Interior Ministry CS Kithure Kindiki today as announce drug abuse as a top threat to national security just behind terrorism and banditry in Kenya.
- Kithure added that the use of violence means to resolve political,religious or even economical grievances and the threat of crime and change are also threats to national security
Interior Ministry CS Kithure Kindiki today as announce drug abuse as a top threat to national security just behind terrorism and banditry in Kenya.
Speaking During the inspection and accreditation of Ihururu Treatment Rehabilitation Center at Tetu in Nyeri Constituency,Kindiki noted that the Government of Kenya takes drug addiction,the sale and consumption of illicit alcohol and psychotropic substances as one of the top threats to national security.
He was accompanied by Nyeri County Deputy Governor David Kinaniri,Secretary National Administration Beverly Opwara ,NACADA Directors and CEO Antony Omerikwa and residents of Dedan Kimathi Ward in attendance.
”The Government of Kenya takes drug addiction,the sale and consumption of illicit alcohol and psychotropic substances as one of the three top greatest threats to our national security,”
”As I have said,we have mount security threats that our country faces today and we have established order of priority that terrorism remains the greatest threat to our country’s existence followed by armed banditry and thirdly the sale and consumption of drugs,illicit alcohol and psychotropic substances and number four the use of violence means to resolve political,religious or even economical grievances,number five the threat of crime and change.”He said.
He applaud and appeal to all the county Governments of Republic of Kenya to emulate the example of partnering with NACADA to fight for the national security of Kenya.
”I applaud the cordial enjoined working relationship and National Government,County Governments and I appeal to all the Republic of Kenya to emulate the example of this partnership and the example of Nyeri County who as worked hand in hand with NACADA ,contributing their portion to ensure that this facility can be completed.”He noted.
He also thanked Governor of Nyeri county for partnership with NACADA to fight drug abuse.
”Therefore I,commend Nyeri County Government and give my regards to Governor thanksgiving and behalf of National Government and we pray that we will have many more of partnership.”He said.
He also said that he wants to strengthen the power of NACADA
”We have brought legislation to strengthen the power of NACADA to make sure to power NACADA not only to deal or not only to suppress the demand for drugs and alcohol but also to increase the supply therefore we want to destroy the manufacture of supply chain of drugs and alcohol as much as the demand for it.”He concluded