, KAJIADO, Kenya, Apr 4 – President Mwai Kibaki has called on the country’s youths to avoid drug abuse and consumption of illicit brews to enable them benefit from government programmes initiated to empower them economically.
Addressing members of the public at Ongata Rongai and Kiserian town centres while on his way to launch the National Tree Planting Season, President Kibaki cautioned the youths that drug abuse had lifetime consequences on their lives some which are irreversible.
The President said: "When you become addicted to drugs, you cannot benefit from government programmes planned to economically empower you."
The Head of State assured the youths and Kenyans at large that the government was committed to creating enough jobs for them but asked them to be patient and open minded to work in any sector where opportunities exist.
President Kibaki said that his government was keen on implementing long-term plans to comprehensively resolve the key challenges affecting the country.
He further advised the youth to mind the well being and to develop patriotic spirit for their country and guard the peace that has been enjoyed in the nation since independence.
"Every Kenyan has a stake in this country and we must protect our unity for the sake of future generations," he said.
The Head of State commended residents of Ongata Rongai and Kiserian townships for their hard work and undertaking great development of their respective town adding that they needed planning.