Fisheries Principal Secretary Prof. Micheni Ntiba hands over examination materials from a container outside the Maara Sub-county Deputy County Commissioner’s office to one of the examination centre managers today morning. Photo //Domenic Ntoogo

    Fisheries Principal Secretary Prof. Micheni Ntiba urged high school students to steer clear of drugs and embrace education to propel the society forward.

    Prof. Ntiba attributed societal ills to the run away substance abuse across the country, reducing bright children to useless members of society who end up engaging in criminal activities after dropping out of school.The impact of substance abuse does not spare anyone and no one is safe in the today’s world.

    “Many of our children have lost direction due to the use of drugs especially boys,” said Prof. Ntiba, adding that everyone needed to chip in to help salvage the already worsening situation as it is not a matter to be dealt with by parents and teachers.

    The PS was speaking on Thursday during an exam administration monitoring exercise at Chogoria boys’ high school in Maara Sub County, Tharaka Nithi County.

    KCSE exams kicked off on Monday and are expected to run for the better part of November.

    His calls come when the government has mounted spirited onslaught against drug dealers, a move that saw security forces confiscate 100 kgs of cocaine estimated to be worth Ksh 598 million.

    The narcotic was destroyed yesterday at DCI headquarters Forensic Lab incinerator, a process overseen by Justice Luka Kimaru of Milimani High Court and attended by senior government officials including Interior CS Dr. Fred Mating’i alongside Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji.


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