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We ought to change general perception that what matters is the money that we get

English: Space filling model of the alcohol mo...

Space filling model of the alcohol molecule. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It has been for quite sometime since the president issued a directive to county commissioners and other leaders to take up the fight of curbing the manufacture and consumption of second-generation alcohol.They are largely blamed for numerous deaths of the young people due to irresponsible use of the lethal ethanol which is not fit for human consumption.But this fight has not been without irregularities with even some police complaining that you close a  bar in this illegal business today but you still find it fully operational the next day with orders from above which cannot be questioned.

The sad side is the same leaders who are supposed to in the forefront in ensuring that this alcohol is completely eliminated from our midst have interests here where some even own bars selling the same illegal brews.So they prefer to continue pocketing the proceeds from this alcohol even when they are supposed to make sure this alcohol is off the market to at least save our young people.

The media on the other hand has really done a commendable job because this is where the listeners call to relay info where the poison is still being sold.The spirit of the presenters to save the situation is evident day in day out as they urge people to be on the look out for individuals who are out to do more harm than good as far as the lives of the young people are concerned.

But the question is for those who are still adamant on going on to sell theses illegal brews,for how long do you want the wives,the mothers and the children of the men who go down by drinking your bad alcohol to go on crying.I think this should be the time that you sanely own up your mistakes and make right the mess that you have made quite a number of people go through.Let this no longer be about the lump-sum money that you are making because you can still venture into other businesses and still prosper.

Drunk and a believer in witchcraft

When some people take alcohol they tend to usher in a new character of being talkative even if by nature, they are quiet. I have always heard people saying that drunkards mean nothing serious going by what they open their mouths to say since they are manipulated by the liquor. Even anyone who picks a fight with a drunkard is faulted and told that he or she should know that drunkards are very foolish in this state.

So I have known this ice seller for quite some time as a hardworking young man who does his work with a lot of passion. Just a few weeks ago in the evening, the young man who was drunk was shouting at the top of his voice giving a warning to his behind the scenes person if he continues disturbing his peace. He went ahead and said that he comes from an area where witchcraft is custom to bring sanity to evil doers. But then nobody could tell to whom his threats were directed to and so people just watched in silence.

Then just yesterday, the young man again repeated his initial threats of taking someone to a witchdoctor and immediately he said this, two young men appeared and told him to either keep mum or better get about his business and leave that place. It was then to emerge that the two men had been abusing him for quite some time and funny enough the two had been summoned by the area chief who asked them to make peace with this young man.

The crowd was now growing bigger with some teasing this young man that he was adamant of going to a witchdoctor, so let him act in real not only empty talk. Others told him as he was a believer in non-existent powerful people who are out to get money from anyone who trusts them, then he was good to go wasting his hard earned cash.

NACADA Talks Tough Against Alcohol Drinks and Bar Owners in Kenya

Just on the New Year’s Eve we awoke to the sad news of teens perishing in a fatal road accident in one of the very known black spots that have claimed scores of lives. Reports were to emerge that the teen were drunk, had even no driving license given that they were driving a car and what’s more none of them had attained eighteen years of age. They were on a highway where as usual there are always roadblocks mounted on various sections of the road for vehicles to undergo police check. So the question here is how did these kids surpass the police roadblocks?

So just yesterday, the chairman of NACADA, talked of liaising with the M.Ps so as when the  parliament reconvenes, a bill to establish very strict measures on those who sell alcohol to underage children. He was talking of may be having stiffer penalties of serving up to twenty-five years in jail should anyone be found guilty of the offence.

There are messages on billboards, adverts in our national T.Vs and radios as a warning anyone who sells alcoholic drinks to underage children. We all have ears to hear and eyes to see but what role do we play as a society to ensure this warning is taken in heed by all? This is not the first time that underage children are in the spotlight for consuming alcohol, so maybe this should have been prevented well in advance of somebody somewhere did the right thing. The kids were in a bar, were served by bar attendants who didn’t care about their welfare, but so as they were paying cash.

For this case, nothing will bring these kids back to life but we can vow this will never happen again. Lets act responsibly, being the keepers of all children as a society and we can be sure that if we do our part, then our children will be safe. This means that we should all be on the lookout as far as alcohol being sold to them is concerned. Let NACADA talk tough and let the society reciprocate the same toughness to bring sanity to this business of selling alcohol.

How Women Created Alcoholism Problem In Central Kenya

Tempranillo varietal wine bottle and glass, sh...

Tempranillo varietal wine bottle and glass, showing colour Shot with Nikon D70s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The funny world we live in just can’t get to the bottom of everything and let people relax their strained ribs. It is so unfortunate that humans, that is who we are and we forget very easily when a hilarious moment strikes. Like in central Kenya, ladies had that pride and forged for change by denying their men that valuable moments in family life. I hope you do understand what I meant by, ‘valuable moments’. It was easy, that women empowered each other to deny their men ‘bedroom rights’ and were adamant that if they (men) do not fall into their (women’s) demands then they had nothing to give in return.

This practice became the way of life. Men being the victims of marital torture. And through seeking for a better way to minimize the feeling of loneliness, they opted for other things and among them alcohol became part of their live.

Day in day out, alcoholism jumped from ‘bedroom boredom’ to male youths who, in my guess, innocent individuals who just followed the ways of their fathers blindly.  At the long run, the whole community was got between the hard place and a rock since ‘kamnyweso (wines and spirits) became breakfast, lunch and supper for the majority in Central Kenya male species. The sad point is that, alcoholic drinks became the booming business as businessmen and women erected winery plants in the region. What happened next?

Amazingly, the first group to complain about alcoholism and drunkenness in Central Kenya were women. On national media, they complained that their men were not sexually active, quoting one complainant, “We don’t have men to impregnate us. Look! No one among us is pregnant.” And she burst out laughing. Anyway,  it was like a hunter being hunted. Regrets and forgotten history coming in to haunt people as whole.

In attempts to rescue the whole region from alcohol problem, the president of Kenya started a campaign to get rid all second generation alcoholic drinks. Bad that this problem is not yet over, and not even close. As this goes live, many people in affected regions are suffering from forced withdrawal syndrome and some death incidents have been reported.

Think, in every move you make in terms of change you better focus more on the consequences. Well, that is life.

In Attempt To Rescue Central Kenya From Alcoholism

"Flaming" cocktails contain a small ...

“Flaming” cocktails contain a small amount of flammable high-proof alcohol which is ignited prior to consumption. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The war on consumption of alcohol has taken a new turn after leading radio stations broadcasting for Central Kenya region have taken it on ground with campaigns against the brews. It is estimated that about 20 years from now, the ethnic Kikuyu community will be wiped out if people do not change their ways of life.

Last week in one area, the member of parliament led concerned youths and women in raiding brew dens. The traders were left counting loses after their alcoholic drinks were confiscated and their business shut down even though they claimed of having a valid license for operating such businesses.

The campaign against drunkenness has been deemed successful even though some radio presenters complain about intimidation and threats from the unknown individuals.

It has been obvious that the President’s directive on the county commissioners to ensure that they eliminate the brewing and consumption of illegal brew was never going to yield any positive results.It was an unfortunate incident when some youths died after the consumption of what was expected to be a lethal brew but then things took new turn after there were reports that an individual in a probox car gave out the drink to young men especially motorbike operators.

After this incident,it was very clear that somebody somewhere had the to kill but why?I like the present spirit that is working out with one voice aiming to save our young people from drunkenness.It has been all over news with married women and mothers always complaining that their husbands and sons are not the same any more due to the undesirable effects of drinking alcohol.It was a humorous moment when they even tasked the presenters if they can even identify any pregnant woman against them since this ‘bad’ alcohol according to them makes it impossible for men to sire children.

Then something else,it has been found that some licensed bars are also selling these illegal brews so they will not be spared in a fight to flush out these illegal brews.