MP Caleb Kositany wants leaders vying for office to undergo a drug test
Soy MP Caleb Kositany has said he will sponsor a legislative proposal that will make it mandatory for all political aspirants to undergo a drug test.
MP Caleb Kositany said he will sponsor a law barring abusers of drugs from vying for elective seats. The Jubilee Party deputy secretary claimed some political leaders were abusing substances, thus failed the integrity test and can no longer be good examples to the young generation.
Speaking on Friday January 30, Košťany singled out an incident in which a legislator was allegedly captured on camera shooting a reveler inside a Nairobi bar.
Gov’t mulls return of the cane in schools amid rising cases of indiscipline He said such cases would be a thing of the past if the parliament adopted his bill to allow Kenyans to choose leaders who will have passed the drug and substance abuse.
“I have given a legislative proposal in parliament, we want every single person who is seeking an elective seat to undergo a drug test so that we will know you are a consumer of substance.
We want to have integrity so that we can have leaders who can move the country forward,’ he stated. He attributed increased arson cases reported in several schools to lack of mentorship and role models the children can look up to for guidance.
“I want to ask teachers wherever they are, ensure you discipline these children. I want to agree with CS Magoha that there should be drug tests in schools to identify those abusing drugs.
They can then be taken to rehabilitation centers,” he added. Cabinet Secretary George Magoha had said there would be drug tests in schools to help weed out learners who are not only breaking school regulations but national laws.
“There will be random tests on students who somehow could smuggle illicit substances into schools when learning resumed,” he stated. He decried rising cases of students carrying illegal drugs and substances to school after a lengthy nine-month holiday occasioned by COVID-19 effects.