Murang’a findings on alcohol addicts shock health boss

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  • Mr Mbae, the County Chief Officer of Health, said that besides addiction to alcohol, some of the more than 5,000 people in need of help also had other diseases, including mental conditions, cancer and sexually transmitted infectious, “which the addicts were not even aware of.”
  • A study conducted in 2010 by the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse found that 52 per cent of Murang’a residents had consumed alcohol at one point.

When Mr Joseph Mbae commissioned a survey in Murang’a County to establish the damage caused by alcohol, he was shocked with the findings.

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