Corruption and Drug abuse have been cited as major challenges facing Kenyans and that the government should address the same for a better society.
Former NACADA boss John Mututho while lauding the government for the measures put in place says there is more that needs to be done.
Mututho who runs the Jomec Rehabilitation centre in Mwariki on the outskirts of Nakuru town says the only way to deal with drug and substance abuse is by government investing in rehabs.
On matters corruption, the former NACADA boss is proposing that government comes up with policy that will see the deaf trained and absorbed in procurement offices.
According to the former Naivasha legislator, countries like Israel have been able to address insecurity by applying the same.
He says if the government can come up with such policy then the deaf will be trained and given opportunity to serve in procurement offices and help reduce the same as they cannot be compromised.
“If we can come up with a policy where we allow the deaf and dumb to be trained and absorbed in procurement offices where corruption is rampant because these people cannot be easily compromised by the cartels” said Mututho.
Mututho was speaking on Sunday at Ngala School for the deaf in Nakuru Town during a sensitization forum on drug abuse and its effects to society.
He commended media for trying to cater for the deaf and dumb through provision of interpreters on the screens.
“I thank the media for you have embraced the deaf and dumb by having that provision for interpreters on the screens” he said.
Sentiments echoed by Sergeant Moses Kimenchu-an Administration Police officer from who has been on the forefront in rescuing drug addicts.
According to Sergeant Kimenchu drug addicts should not be discriminated by the society but should be embraced and taken through their journey of reforming with love.
“I came here just to facilitate this forum and tell the society that the drug addicts are just people like us and we should embrace them and help them reform so that we can have a future healthy nation” said Sergeant Kimenchu.
Ms Pauline Kimani-the Principal Ngala School for the deaf commended Mututho and Sergeant Kimenchu for the gesture for showing love to the less fortunate in the society.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Former NACADA boss John Mututho addressing media at Ngala School for the deaf in Nakuru on Sunday July 7th 2019.