• Tuesday, 25 June 2024
Kirinyaga: Sport-based intervention  to be used to tame alcoholism

Kirinyaga: Sport-based intervention to be used to tame alcoholism

The fight against the consumption of illicit brews and second-generation alcohol has been ongoing in the country especially in the Mt Kenya region.

Leaders have been in the forefront trying to eradicate the use of the illicit brew in their counties and come up with effective measures to stop the usage of drugs and second-generation alcohol.

In Kirinyaga, Deputy Governor Wachira Githanda has pledged to rally youths to support the war on illicit brews.


Speaking during a football tournament organised by Gathigiriri MCA Benson Ngahu, Githanda said the County government will improve the state of the stadia in the county where the youths will be participating in sports.

The stadiums targeted are Wang’uru in Mwea, Kerugoya in Kirinyaga Central and Kianyaga in Gichugu.

“We will provide training grounds for high altitude training not only for Kirinyaga youths and Kenya at large but also internationally,” the Deputy Governor said.

Wang’uru stadium is the most modern in Kirinyaga having hosted the Mashujaa Day fete in 2021. It will be opened to the public by the end of July after being closed for refurbishment.

Sports CEC Denis Musyimi said the county government will support youths to nurture their talents as well as make them actively engaged. This will also help develop the already existing talents and also discover others.

“We will continue supporting you in sports activities because it’s a great way towards fighting drugs among our youths,” he said.

Thiba MCA Peter Kiragu urged residents not allow their region to be the testing ground for alcohol by business owners.


Tebere MCA Peter Karinga on the other hand said they will be closing local bars selling the harmful brew and take action against corrupt county government officials who are involved in the business.

The ongoing football tournaments are one of the ways of implementing the call by the Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to fight alcoholism in Mt Kenya region to help save the future generation in the region.

The National government administration officers led by the County Commissioner Nayioma Tobiko launched a 3-month Rapid Results Initiative towards ending alcoholism and drugs abuse which  he says is working well.

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