'I took my first sip of alcohol at 14' - Maina Kageni

• According to a study by NACADA Authority, 46 percent of Kenyans aged between 15 and 65 currently use alcohol

Maina Kageni

Radio Personality Maina Kageni says he took his first sip of alcohol at age 14.

He shared his experience based on a recent study by NACADA.

According to the study 46 percent of Kenyans aged between 15 and 65 currently use alcohol.

The same study found that 8% of children aged 10 to 14 years have used alcohol at least once in the past.

"I was 14 when I had my first sip of alcohol. It is nothing to be proud of.

It is gonna be an uphill task because it is part of our sherehe. There are weeks I drink from Monday to Monday there are weeks I can't.

I do not see it as a problem because I feel I can handle my alcohol. The problem is we assume it is a problem when we cant handle alcohol.

I have alcohol in the house but I live alone.

Is this a battle we can win? The collateral damage is our children and it's a big problem."


 Mwaimu King'ang'i was worried at how casually parents are taking the issue.

"Back in high school we would be killed for smoking weed, but right now  a non issue. If we continue like this there might be a smoking zone in church.

We never saw our parents drinking but right now kids see their parents drinking.

Fathers stopped going to church."



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