Kudos to the parliament for passing MP John Mututho’s bill seeking to regulate consumption of alcohol. The bill currently sitting at committee level should be signed into law by president Kibaki to control the effects of the bottle.
Following the debate in the house most members observed alcohol is wasting the youthful population negatively affecting their health and energy causing heavy addiction.
In addition alcohol kills through road accidents and liver disorders.
The reports in the media about a month ago showing even high school kids taking to the bottle shows alarming rate of the problem. With uncensored advertising, poor parental guidance, peer pressure and negative role models the youths fall a victim of the bottle.
Kenyan youths should know you cant only enjoy your time through alcohol, not every party has an alcohol and not even every one at the party drinks alcohol.
Published on Saturday, April 10, 2010 by The Star/Kenya