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Why Kenyans wanted this lady given Nacada job

A Kenyan on Twitter has questioned why Wanja Mwaura, who made headlines for helping a childhood friend get out of the streets and beat drug addiction, missed out on top state job.

This after Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i on Thursday appointed popular comedian Chipukeezy – real name Vincent Mwasia – as a member to the National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (Nacada) Board.

Kenyans on Twitter celebrated the appointment of a young person but urged that competence and experience in working with addicts should have been considered as well.

However, the tweep pointed out that Ms Mwaura’s dedication to helping people get out of drug addiction would have made her a better fit for the Nacada board member appointment.

Her sentiments resonated with those of many Kenyans on Twitter, who felt that Chipukeezy’s popularity did not necessarily guarantee that he would be able to reach the addicts in a better way than Ms Mwaura who has been in that field.