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MP promises to reward chiefs with cars in fight against alcoholism

A lawmaker allied to President William Ruto’s party, United Democratic Alliance (UDA), has promised to reward chiefs with cars if they help in eradicating alcohol abuse.

Mr Gideon Kimaiyo, who is the Member of Parliament for Keiyo South Constituency, on Tuesday announced that local administrators who will help in the fight against alcoholism in his constituency will receive the precious commodity.

Mr also made a similar promise to chiefs who will emerge victorious in addressing teenage pregnancies and school absenteeism.

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“The best chief or assistant chief in the fight against alcoholism, school absenteeism and child pregnancies among other societal vices will receive a car from me,” the MP said on his official Facebook page.

The post was accompanied with a photo of the legislator addressing a group of chiefs.

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Interestingly, in the run up to last year’s General Elections, Mr Kimaiyo campaigned using donkeys branded in UDA colours.

His announcement comes in the wake of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s commitment in the fight against illicit brew and drugs abuse in Mt Kenya and Rift Valley regions.

In April, Gachagua launched an operation to eradicate illicit brews and banned drugs. The operation, Mr Gachagua said, will eventually be extended to other parts of the country.

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