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DP Gachagua Seeks Churches Support In Fight Against Substance Abuse

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has called for support of the church in the ongoing fight against illicit alcohol, drugs and substance abuse.

Speaking on Sunday when he attended the Consecration Service of new ACK Nakuru Bishop Antony Mwaura Mambo at Nakuru Athletic Club in the town, the Deputy President, who was accompanied by Spouse Pastor Dorcas Rigathi, said the war can only be won with the support of all, including the church.

“We are seeking partnership with the church in the fight against illicit alcohol, drugs and substance abuse. We are keen on working with our bishops because we cannot succeed in this war without your support,” said Mr Gachagua.

The DP, who has been tasked by President William Ruto to lead the fight, said it has been intensified with many actors brought on board to ensure its success.

He said the Church is critical in all facets of the war including rehabilitation of addicts.

“We need you to help us in mentorship, counselling and in establishment of rehabilitation centres so that those who are addicted can be taken for care and recovery,” the DP added during the Service presided over by ACK Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit.

Further, he said the government will continue working with the clergy and church members in developing the country and improving the lives of the people.

“The church and state are one. We look after the same people. We do the same job in improving the lives of the people,” DP stated.

Many leaders including Water Cabinet Secretary Zachariah Njeru, Nakuru Senator Tabitha Karanja Keroche, Nakuru Deputy Governor David Kones, Nyandarua Senator John Methu, Gilgil MP Martha Wangari, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama, Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria, Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara, Kuresoi South MP Joseph Tonui, Rongai MP Paul Chebor, Rangwe MP Lillian Gogo, former MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri joined the DP during Service.


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