The Covid-19 pandemic has presented an avenue for drug dealers to operate under the guise of essential services providers, Coast regional commissioner John Elungata has said.
“We have information that some drug dealers have been ferrying drugs within this region under the cover of darkness. They have been masquerading as essential service providers,” he said.
Elungata said they will crack the whip on the drug dealers so that the Miritini Rehabilitation Centre will be of great benefit to the region.
The administrator spoke on Thursday when the Kenya Ports Authority donated Sh1 million to Miritini Rehabilitation Centre to help fight against drug and alcohol abuse in the Coast region.
National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse board chairperson Mabel Imbuga said alcohol and drug abuse is a major challenge affecting the youth in the region.