Press Release: NACADA honors Hon. John Mututho

The National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (Nacada) has recognized the efforts, passion and commitment to the fight against alcohol and drug abuse by Naivasha MP John Mututho.

Nacada’s acting head Aggrey Busena has lauded the lawmaker’s zeal and dedication towards ensuring that the law regulating the production, sale and promotion of alcoholic drinks brings sanity in the Kenyan society. The event will be held at the Naivasha AP grounds and will also take stock of NACADA’s efforts towards Drug and Alcohol Abuse. COFEK’s chair, Stephen Mutoro was in praise of the move to honor Hon. Mututho saying, ‘Mr Mututho deserves to be honoured locally and internationally for thinking about regulating Kenya’s alcohol industry. We appreciate Nacada’s intention to reward him. As the legislation goes through trial and error, we hope stakeholders including consumers will continue to engage for the all-round good of the legislation. Maendeleo ya Wanawake Chair also praised Hon. Mututho’s efforts to ensure that cheap liquor ceases to proliferate in the market. ‘This law has so far helped restore many a women’s homes, as husbands are more dedicated to their families.’

Hon Mututho is appreciative of the award, but agrees there’s more to be done, citing the recent illicit liquor tragedy in Banana, Kiambu District. His take on the recent move by bar owners to amend the Mututho law, ‘My mission is for a better Kenya, and I will not let anyone stand in the way for this good cause.’ At the celebrations, acting Nacada chair will (we can add something newsworthy from the agenda)

 

Facts on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking

Kenya’s Statistics on Drug Abuse and Traficking

  •  Nairobi and Western provinces are the leading provinces where people abuse alcohol.
  • North Eastern and Eastern provinces are the leading abusers of Miraa.
  • Coast province and Western lead in the abuse of Bhang.
  • Coast province again leads in the abuse of Cocaine and Heroine
  • Overall, Nairobi province leads in drug abuse.

Mr Mututho deserves to be honoured locally and internationally for thinking about regulating Kenya’s alcohol industry. We appreciate Nacada’s intention to reward him. As the legislation goes through trial and error, we hope stakeholders including consumers will continue to engage for the all-round good of the legislation.

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