Kilifi County Governor Gideon Mung’aro has made a decision to stop muguka and its products from being brought in, moved, sold, or used in the county. He thinks that young people, even children, are getting addicted to drugs because of how muguka is being used.

Mombasa County did the same thing a day before, and now people who sell, buy, and use muguka in Kilifi are worried.

The governor said this during a press meeting where he said all the shops selling muguka in Kilifi must close immediately.

“I, Gideon Maitha Mung’aro, Governor of Kilifi County, am using the powers given to me by the County Government Act and other laws in Kenya to completely stop muguka and its products from coming in, being moved, sold, or used in the county,” Mung’aro said in his statement.

He believes this is one of the ways to fight drugs in Kilifi, which are affecting both young people and adults. He mentioned that muguka is not on the list of legal drugs by NACADA (National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse).

He also said that any vehicles carrying muguka won’t be allowed into the county. He told the county departments and agencies responsible for enforcing rules to make sure this happens without any exceptions.

“Because of this order, I’m telling all the enforcement officers in Kilifi County to follow it completely. Any officer caught helping the people breaking this rule will be punished according to the law,” Governor Mung’aro added.