Pastor Macharia the founder of IT CAN BE DONE C.B.O, holds weekly outreach programs for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in Kiambaa Kiambu District.
Recently I visited a family to console them following the demise of a man known to me. The deceased died in hospital from the effect of too much alcoholism.. his liver was ruptured!
What was shocking is that his younger brother also died from alcoholism . I gathered from the sister of the deceased that she also lost her husband and his brother from alcoholism and other family members too.
Her confession was that it was only her son that was a surviving male in their family from her side and that of her husband!
And the son is an alcoholic too!
And that is the stark reality facing Mt Kenya..alcoholism is decimating men from the region fast.
It is worse than Cancer, Corona and AIDS.
Alcoholism and drug addiction is not a time bomb waiting to explode in Central Province but a time bomb exploding and ready to wipe out the community.
In the last five months, quite a number of young men have died due to the effects of illicit brew.
Something ought to be done fast. A generation is being wiped out, yet few are noticing, and many are not bothered at all.
Wherever and whenever you are and if you are sober, start addressing this issue. It is an emergency. It requires urgent intervention. It is worth all the energy you can spend by raising your voice against this marauding beast!
Let us act now or regret later for doing nothing.
A community is facing the extinction of its male species!
By Pastor Macharia
To assist this noble cause, you can reach Pastor Macharia on Tel 711365930