DP William Ruto tells drug dealers to do their trade elsewhere
By Gabriel Ngala
Deputy President William Ruto has reiterated that the government will persist in the fight against drug trafficking in the country.
Speaking Monday morning at the Mombasa Provincial headquarters, Ruto warned those indulging in the drug trafficking business to go and do it elsewhere.
The Deputy President said the Jubilee government has been very consistent in the fight against drug trafficking and abuse for the past four years and will carry on with the fight until Kenya becomes a drug-free country.
Government conducting independent investigations into drug trafficking
“We should be in this fight together and not bow. We are investigating very strong leads concerning this international illegal trade,” revealed the DP.
The Deputy President also noted that the security department is conducting independent investigations concerning some rogue police officers who have become an obstacle in the fight against drug trafficking in the country.
“We will not reveal more details concerning the independent investigations being conducted by our heads of the police but we are promising results,” revealed the DP.
Ruto said that the Coast region has been worst hit by drug abuse among the youth and assured that the government will do everything possible to make sure that it saves the nations’ future.
“We can’t stay numb as our young children are being killed by drug traffickers. We must be very firm and deal with this particular issue decisively,” noted the Deputy President.
He however refuted claims that the efforts were aimed at wooing voters in the Coast region and not at the interest of the residents.
Ruto’s sentiments come just a few days after President Uhuru Kenyatta during his tour of the South Coast last week.
Kenyatta, while addressing the Wamakonde Community at Msambweni in Kwale County, reiterated that the government will never relent in the fight against drug trafficking in the country.
Their remarks come following the extradition of two sons of the late Ibrahim Akasha, Baktash Akasha and Ibrahim Akasha alongside two other foreigners who were secretly extradited to the United States a week ago to face charges of drug trafficking and illegal ownership of firearms.