NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 – The Presidential Strategic Communication Unit has clarified that President Uhuru Kenyatta has not disbanded the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA).
A director at PSCU Munyori Buku said: ” This is a clarification that the NACADA board has not been disbanded as earlier indicated in the PSCU story. Apologies for that.”
State House later sent a corrected story saying: “President Kenyatta did not disband NACADA as requested by the MPs. Instead the President expressed displeasure that the authority was not as effective and was not meeting its mandate as expected by Kenyans.”
During a meeting with Central Kenya MPs, President Kenyatta ordered the cancellation of licenses for bars and other outlets selling illicit drinks.
The President also directed the MPs in the vast region to immediately commence a four-day campaign, starting Friday, to rid Central Kenya of the illicit liquors which have wrecked havoc among the local people.
The President said the fight against the illicit brews would begin in Central Kenya because it is the worst hit. Later the war will be escalated countrywide.
The President described the sale of the highly toxic and destructive brews in the country as “the business of death”, which must be stopped at all costs.
“We cannot allow this (sale and consumption of the illicit brews) to continue”, said the President when he met MPs, senators and Women Representatives from the larger Central Region at State House Today.
They included elected leaders from Central Kenya, Nairobi, Meru and Embu.