Kenya’s civil society groups have applauded the government’s effort on the crackdown of suspected drug barons that is ongoing at the Coast.
Addressing journalists in Mombasa on Friday 24th February 2017, the regional coordinator of The Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance Hamisi Mwaguzo said drug trafficking has greatly affected the youth and revealed that accounts to 80 per cent of the population.
Mwaguzo noted that the exercise should be conducted with a lot of transparency and not being politicized.
He also claimed that the whole issue has been politicized saying the government knows all the suspected drug cartels at the coast.
Mwaguzo lauded on Kenyan Intelligence service saying has improved and there is reliable information regarding people implicated with drugs.
“The exercise should be conducted with a lot of transparency. It is unfortunate that the exercise is being politicized.” He said.
PARENT PARTLY BLAMED
On the other hand, the Liwatoni Deputy Principal Abdulrahim Una said parents are to be blamed for laxity towards their children with the rise of radicalization.
The official noted that all the responsibilities have been left to the teachers, saying parents partly are to blame as have no time with their children back at home.
Abdulrahim also added that moral decay amongst the youth has attributed to the rise of radicalization at the Coast.
“To a certain extent parents are to be blamed. They have no time with them back at home. They have left all the responsibilities to the teacher at school,” he said.
PRESIDENT RAISE RED FLAG
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta while on tour at the Coast talked tough, warning to drug cartels/barons, saying they would be rounded up and punished in a fresh crackdown by government.
Meanwhile, the Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance also launched a programme aimed at combating radicalization among the youth at the Coast.
Regional co-ordinator Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance Hamisi Mwaguzo said the programme dubbed “INUKA” aims at bringing together various stakeholders in the war against violent extremism.
Mwaguzo said INUKA the project is targeting three counties including Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi.