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I lost my brother to alcoholism – Pastor Dorcas Rigathi

Pastor Dorcas Rigathi, the spouse of the Deputy President, Rigathi Gachagua has opened up about her personal connection to the fight against alcoholism during an address to students at the University of Embu.

Her passion for combating alcoholism, she shared, stems from the painful loss of her brother and brother-in-law to the grips of alcohol addiction.

Addressing the students, Pastor Dorcas expressed the deep impact of losing family members to alcohol-related issues.

“Don’t think I do all these things (fighting against drugs and alcoholism) without background or something that has happened to my family. We have lost brothers to alcohol, my own brother and my brother-in-law. One of those we buried was an engineer, another one was a medical doctor in South Africa,” she revealed, urging the students to stay sober.

In another fervent call for societal reform, Pastor Dorcas Rigathi asserted her unwavering commitment to the rehabilitation and empowerment of the boy child.

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Speaking to hundreds of locals in Mutuini on January 11, she highlighted the societal neglect faced by boys, resulting in issues such as drug abuse.

“The boy child has been left voiceless, and the results of this neglect are too far-reaching for the blind to see, even for the deaf to hear,” she emphasized.

Pastor Dorcas stressed the importance of equal educational and job opportunities for both genders, advocating for correcting the imbalance that has led to the challenges faced by many young men.

Pledging to champion the cause of the boy child, Pastor Dorcas Rigathi announced an upcoming tournament scheduled to take place across all 47 counties.

The tournament aims not only to discover and nurture talents but also to provide a platform for reformed addicts to showcase their capabilities.

The event seeks to encourage recovered individuals to actively participate, contributing to changing the narrative around addiction and reinforcing the significance of equal opportunities for both boys and girls.