Pastor Dorcas: the law is too lenient on the drug abuse enablers

The spouse of the Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi expressed concern that the laws in the country were soft on drug peddlers, drug barons, brewers of illicit brews, and sellers of second-generation brews.

Speaking during a clergy meeting at a church in Kabete, Kiambu County, on Tuesday, Pastor Dorcas said: “The law is very lenient to the murderers of our children.”

She vowed to push against the tide of addictions through the campaign she initiated last year dubbed ‘the boy child program’ with both preventive and curative programs.

“If the law does not fight it, we shall fight spiritually. We must give hope, strengthen and encourage them,”Pastor Dorcas said.

Pastor Dorcas Rigathi and the 6th Bishop of Mt. Kenya South, Canon Charles Muturi greets some who attended the Kabete Medical Camp against alcohol, and drug addictions at the Kibichiku Secondary School Grounds on Tuesday 6th Feb 2024. PHOTO/OSDP

Already, the office of the spouse of the Deputy President (OSDP) has rehabilitated tens of men from addictions from different parts of the country.

“We do not seek fame but we must fight for ourchildren and save our brothers and children, for the glory of God. As thechurch, for many years, we kept quiet and watched as alcohol was brought to ourneighbourhoods, and sold to our children,” said Anglican Church of Kenya, 6th Bishop of Mt. Kenya South, Canon Charles Muturi.

Pastor Dorcas and the OSDP also held a medical camp targeting those in addictions at the Kibichiku Secondary School Grounds in Kabete.

Pastor Dorcas Rigathi has her blood pressure checked during the Kabete Medical Camp against alcohol, and drug addictions at the Kibichiku Secondary School Grounds. PHOTO/OSDP

Hundreds turned up for the exercise that included VCT, eye checkups, ENT, blood pressure, and general body checkups among others. Similar medical camps have been held in Kisii, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kiambu, and Embu.

Pastor Dorcas Rigathi in conversation with the 6th Bishop of Mt. Kenya South, Canon Charles Muturi during the Kabete Medical Camp against alcohol, and drug addictions at the Kibichiku Secondary School Grounds. PHOTO/OSDP

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