I became addicted to Kuber after being introduced by a friend

The  morning debate on Classic 105 was based on the existence of a new drug in the market known as ‘Kuber’, which is being sold in the form of chewing gum.

According to Mwalimu Kingangi and Mike Mondo, the drug is easily available especially in shops around Parklands.

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The drug is made from Indian hemp and also contains nicotine, making it highly addictive.

Here is what callers had to say on whether the drug exists in the locally

“Parents are to blame because back in the day a child belonged to the community but now it is not even easy to discipline. Nowadays I see it is kids who decide what to be cooked and where to go.

During our days whatever the parent said was law but sahi ni kama tunalea mayai. Parents need to change their attitude.”

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Another adds

“I was a victim, it started as a joke while I was still in high school. We were going for a debate so a friend gave it to me to boost my courage but sadly I got addicted.

I cleared campus and I did not have a job but I did all I could to afford Ksh 50 to buy Kuber, people underestimate it but once you are hooked it is very hard to leave the habit.”

Kuber is also known as Ndovu or Skari on Kenyan streets.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Tulikua tunaenda Canaan tukapata Mamba’, Chipukeezy opens up on why his relationship hit rock bottom

Nacada board member Chipukeezy has finally confirmed that his relationship with ex-girlfriend Vivian Kerubo, alias Empress Kerry, is over.

“People fall in and out of love, and maybe the plans I had for her did not work out,” Chikupeezy told Classic 105

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In 2015, the comedian-cum-state official announced he was going to tie the knot on November 27, but the wedding did not take place.

He later proposed to Empress Kerry during her birthday, which was attended by close family members.

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“We moved on because there is more to life than just love and relationships. People should stop speculating things, but instead let her move on with her life. She is free to be out there and get other people,” he said.

“To be honest, we agreed that whatever we wanted to do together would not work out, and it was a peaceful agreement. Tulikua tunaenda Canaan tukapata mamba.”

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Adding:

“I wish her well and all the happiness that she deserves and may she find love. I don’t regret anything in that love because it is part of growing.”

Asked if he is seeing someone else, Chipukeezy said:

“I prefer my life to be now private because I don’t think I want to publicise my social life anymore.”

Vivian recently hinted that her man was stolen and she was planning to steal one as well. Taking to Instagram, she wrote:

“Father! Forgive me for I’m about to steal someone’s boyfriend… because when they stole mine you didn’t say anything.”

 

Huddah opens up on battling drug addiction at the tender age of 19

A day after comedian Eric Omondi opened about his drug addicted brother and lost him hours later, Huddah Monroe has opened up about battling drug addiction.

Huddah who is not new in the public limelight displays a confident face and not many would even guess that the damsel has had a rough patch fighting addiction.

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She came into the limelight for her socialite status but she has dropped that title by diving deep into the business world with cosmetic world, which is also doing quite good.

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She recently launched wet wipes and eyeliner and she mentioned she is set to launch cigars.

Huddah opened up about her drug addictions during an interview with Chipukeezy almost a week after he was appointed to the board of NACADA.

Comedian Eric Omondi opens up on big brother battling drug addiction

After his appointment, his first project on drugs was to help his friend, Eric Omondi who lost his brother Joseph Omondi just hours after finding him in a bad state due to drug addiction

Comedian Eric Omondi and his brother Joseph Omondi
Comedian Eric Omondi and his brother Joseph Omondi

He wrote

“This is not the last image I would have wanted to post of my brother… But this is definitely the image I want every young person in this Country to see!!! Joseph Onyango Omondi passed on this morning around 3am, barely 12 hours after I found him in Downton River Road. He was addicted to Cocaine and other substances and was in and out of Rehab for the past 19 years. May God himself take charge. Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to help @chipukeezy @teamd2dThaaanks🙏🙏🙏

Speaking up on her addiction Huddah confessed that love played a role in leading her towards drug addiction stating that she started using drugs at 19 after dating a guy who abused drugs and slowly succumbed to the habit.

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She opened up further saying, at that time she got into big brother only because she needed a form of rehab and she begged to be part of it. This was the only way she would leave her boyfriend and Kenya.

She said

“The reason why they picked me is because I really begged them that I really need to go for a rehab or something. Big Brother was like my rehab. I came back na sikutaka kuwa kichekesho ya town. Sikutaka watu waseme ulijua Huddah? Muone sai amechizi ama amekuwa on drugs. So I decided to just let it go.”

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Comedian Eric Omondi opens up on big brother battling drug addiction

Eric Omondi recently let his fans into his private life of the struggles his big brother is going through fighting drug addiction .

The first born among four siblings has been battling addiction since his high school days and it is obvious they have taken a toll on him and his health.

Comedian Eric Omondi and his siblings

The witty comedian took to his instagram page to share his story below;

“If you are a young person and you follow this account.. This is for you!!! This is my blood brother Joseph Omondi(Same father same mother)… He is the First born, I am the second born… Our third born is Irene Omondi and the last born is Fred Omondi. Joseph has struggled with drug addiction since high school… He has been in and out of rehabilitation. We have tried our best as a family.”

Eric goes ahead to explain of how drug addiction has affected his brother and what is the way foward.He adds,

“Because of his addiction he has a tendency to run away from us to avoid Rehabilitation. I tracked him yesterday through a taxi guy who spotted him in Nairobi downtown along Nyandarua Road. @chipukeezy and Nacada have promised to help him.”

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His advice to the youth is,

“If you are reading this na uko High school ama colle na ushaanza kuonja hizo vitu jua tu kuna time hautaweza kulala bila hizo vitu.”

If you are a young person and you follow this account.. This is for you!!! This is my blood brother Joseph Omondi(Same father same mother)… He is the First born, I am the second born… Our third born is Irene Omondi and the last born is Fred Omondi. Joseph has struggled with drug addiction since high school… He has been in and out of rehabilitation. We have tried our best as a family. Because of his addiction he has a tendency to run away from us to avoid Rehabilitation. I tracked him yesterday through a taxi guy who spotted him in Nairobi downtown along Nyandarua Road. @chipukeezy and Nacada have promised to help him. If you are reading this na uko High school ama colle na ushaanza kuonja hizo vitu jua tu kuna time hautaweza kulala bila hizo vitu.

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His followers could not help but feel the pain the comedian and his family is going through and here are a few encouraging comments they had for Eric

kriskimsbless @ericomondi alot of people tend to hide these things from the public which is not good. but i like the way u love and care for joseph. all will be well maze

neddyisabokeI just love how you are proud of him at his lowest times you are a good person may he get the help he needs to get well💗💗

sarahkwekwetsumaHe shall be healed in Jesus name.. its awesome to see that you have chosen to put a united front to help him as a family.

[email protected] I pray for His healing, God will reedem Him

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catherineakelloGod will take control over him let’s hope for the best @ericomondi

[email protected] Your big brother needs Jesus Christ NOT Nacada!!! Their is Power in the Blood of Jesus Christ!!!

ida.faithErick you are so real and you don’t just show us the positive and fun part of you but open up of the struggles as well… Your love for your brother is big it shall be well with him… Thanks for giving me hope for my lost sister, no matter how long or where nitampata tu… Your bro is healed in Jesus name

shiru_maryanneThis is soo deep😢,thanks for sharing Eric, it will help many young people.

mimidavensThis is deep man may God see him through this, it wont be an easy journey but I know with God everything is possible…I love seeing you step out openly and bring him out to the public a thing which very few can…all the best man!!!

litz_kaniniIt shall be well in Jesus Name trust in God @ericomondi

omondi7769Waaaah!!so painful 😖 bro anywei dn’t give up just try ur best and also God ata take control

NACADA says increased drugs and alcohol abuse to blame for crime in Mt Elgon

The National Agency for Control and Alcohol and Drugs Abuse (NACA) says increased consumption of drugs and alcohol are to blame for a rise in crime in Mt Elgon area.

Director of NACADA Stephen Mairori says they will partner with churches to help sensitize youth in the area on the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse.

Mairori says they will also launch rehabilitation programmes for affected youth in the region.

-Mathews Ndanyi

Singer Jaguar Finally Resigns From NACADA. Is He Vying For Starehe MP Seat?

Kigeugeu hit maker Charles Njagua Kanyi aka Jaguar has resigned from his post as a director at the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA).

He tendered his resignation earlier this morning citing that he did so due to personal issues.

“I WOULD LIKE TO TENDER MY RESIGNATION AS A BOARD MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE (NACADA) EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY DUE TO PERSONAL REASONS. SERVING AS A NACADA BOARD MEMBER HAS BEEN A FULFILLING LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND DEEPLY APPRECIATE ALL THE COOPERATION FROM THE BOARD, MANAGEMENT AND STAFF IN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE. THANK YOU FOR THE PRIVILEGE TO SERVE KENYANS,” HE WROTE.

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Jaguar, a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta, was appointed as a board member at the drug-fighting agency in April 2015 and immediately sparked speculations that he was warming up to join politics.

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He has been traversing the city, especially the slums, doing lots of charity work. This has only fired up speculations that the singer has been setting himself up to contest for the Nairobi’s Starehe Constituency parliamentary seat on a Jubilee ticket.

If this is so, he will have to upstage the incumbent and powerful city politician, Maina Kamanda, at the Jubilee Party primaries.

Flamboyant city businessman Steve Mbogo is also eyeing the seat on an ODM ticket.

There have been unconfirmed rumours that Jaguar has been proposed to become President Uhuru’s chief campaigner for the youth.

When reached for comment, however, Jaguar chose not to reveal his next move or the reasons for his resignation.

“YES I RESIGNED TODAY SO AS TO ATTEND TO OTHER MATTERS. JUST KNOW THAT FOR NOW,” HE SAID.

Last week, a poster doing rounds on social media depicted the artiste as an aspirant for the said seat.

He, however, denied that he was indeed running for the political post.

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He said,

“I AM NOT THE ONE WHO MADE THOSE POSTERS. PLEASE DO NOT PUT THEM UP. I AM A DIRECTOR. DO NOT INCLUDE ME IN POLITICAL ISSUES.”

Well, all we can do is wait and see…

More youths prefer spirits as compared to beer, survey

More than 35 per cent of Kenyan youth drink for fun, a survey conducted by Kenya Alcohol Policy and Control Alliance (KAPA) has found. The report established various reasons for abuse of alcohol among minors ranging from age, gender and locality, with 84 percent of respondents below 18 citing peer pressure.

Alcohol promotional campaigns on radio stations lead in encouraging minors to take up the drink, the research reports. The study, carried out in five East African countries, reveals six per cent out of the 35 per cent are children below 14 years of age.

The report further shows that 21 per cent of those who drink are boys below 17 years with possible trends of an increased consumption. The survey conducted in Malindi, Kajiado, Murang’a, Siaya and Kilifi counties indicated that 71 percent of minors below the age of 18 have experimented alcohol.

Abuse of alcohol among underage girls was at 29 per cent while 71 per cent of their male counterparts were found to be alcohol addicts. Students’ Campaign Against Drugs (SCAD) programmes officer William Ntakuka said close to 10 per cent of children in counties with excessive alcohol consumption missed schooling opportunities as their parents were heavy consumers.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday morning, Ntakuka said failure by the current anti-alcohol measures especially those aimed at discouraging minors below 18 from taking alcohol is a major contributor to underage drinking. He said interviewees said they drink for fun and as a result of peer pressure, while others were given by their parents.

Majority of those drinking prefer spirits and other second generation alcoholic drinks because they are cheaper, get them high quickly. Beer comes in second with 58.1 per cent, muratina is third with 13.4 per cent, while 10 per cent of youth drink illicit brew. “We found out that many youths in the country consume wines and spirits with consumption rate standing at 59.8 per cent,” he said.

He said location of alcohol selling points near residential areas and laxity in observing laws governing sale, production, distribution and promotion of alcoholic drinks in the country is also a major factor leading to underage drinking. 65.8 percent of the respondents said there is an alcohol selling point less than 100 metres from their schools or homes.

Ntakuka said in an effort to fight consumption of illicit brew, the government is withdrawing alcohol without providing alternatives, a short term solution that might worsen the state of those affected. There is need for the government to re-evaluate the approach on alcohol control by state actors to migrate to a public health approach, he said.

He said only 20 out of the 47 counties had adopted the model on alcohol control.

– The Star

Drug-laced sweets on sale – Nacada

Some manufactures of confectioneries are lacing them with prohibited drugs then selling them as sweets or chewing gums, Nacada has said. Nacada CEO William Okedi said retail outlets should be careful with their suppliers and parents need to monitor what their kids eat.

He was commemorating the International Day against Drugs Abuse and Trafficking at Kibera grounds, Nairobi, Friday. Okedi said the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse is working with youth groups and schools.

He said the Kenya Scouts, National Youth Service, universities and 630 secondary schools are helping to teach the dangers of drug abuse. Okedi said Nacada will form inter-agencies committees that will include governors and county commissioners to spearhead the war on killer brews.

-The Star

Nairobi warned against consuming ‘Rest in Peace’ vodka

Nairobi residents have been cautioned against consuming an alcoholic drink bearing the logo of a coffin and branded “Rest in Peace”, on suspicion it is lethal.

The County Liquor Licensing Board has said Left and Gone Group and Company, based in Dandora, Nairobi, which manufacturers the drink, is not licensed.

Chairman Vincent Shimoli said the distiller was discovered during routine inspection and urged authorities to heighten surveillance and tame production of illicit brew.

“We have already notified the law enforcement agencies to investigate and take action on the owners of the factory,” Shimoli said.

Shimoli said Nairobi is the leading county in consumption of illicit drinks.

He was speaking at the Kibera grounds during the Commemoration of International Day against Drugs celebration, which focuses against drugs abuse.

-The Star

NACADA working on law to restrict Miraa chewing to 5 hours a day

Anti drug abuse watchdog NACADA wants to restrict chewing of Miraa to only 5 hours a day.

The authority is drafting a proposal for a new law that if ratified would restrict consumption of Miraa to between 5pm and 10pm.

Mohammed Fazuk from the authority says it is time to regulate consumption of the leafy plant.

Miraa, also known as Khat contains a stimulant, said to cause excitement, loss of appetite and euphoria. It is classified as a drug of abuse by WHO although it is not considered to be seriously addictive.

Khat is a controlled substance in some countries but its production, sale, and consumption are still legal in Kenya.