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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kenya: Nyanza Drug and Alcohol Abuse Worries NACADA

Young people in Nyanza have been told to desist from drug abuse and engage in productive activities that will change their lives.

National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug chief executive officer, William Okedi said there is high rate of drug abuse in the region with Nyanza recording a big increase of bhang use from 1.4 to 1.7 percent in 2012, according to the 2012 NACADA report.

The report says there was a national decline in the abuse of bhang in 2012. The report indicates that 13.6% of Kenyans aged 15-65 years are current consumers of alcohol, 5.8% are abusers and 5.5 per cent are dependent on alcohol.   > > > >  Read More