As the World Commemorated International Men’s Day yesterday, the Spouse of the Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi worshiped with among others 30 young men who have successfully been rehabilitated from Alcoholism, Drugs and Substance abuse in Kerwa Revival Church of Kikuyu Kiambu County.
Speaking after issuing them with certificates, Pastor Dorcas called on the society to embrace the boychild as one way of solving issues affecting the society such as Female Genital Mutilation.
She said men must be involved in the fight against the vice if there will be success.
“If we want solutions to some of the greatest crises that we have faced and spent so much money on, we need a male conversation. We need to talk to our men concerning FGM and the moment to talk to their fathers and the elders, that thing (FGM) will end soonest,” she said.
“Men are rarely celebrated, we celebrate mothers and other days, but I am very sure many people did not know that it was International Men’s Day, so we have to celebrate our own. We will continue to celebrate and to talk and to tell everyone that men too are human,” she added.
Pastor Dorcas who is the boychild champion said she will continue with her course to dignify the lives of those affected by alcoholism, drugs and substance abuse.
More than 200 men have already graduated under her rehabilitation program while another group is set to graduate next week in Nyandarua.
Among the 30 graduates is Daniel Kuria who dropped out of 4th year university at Chuka University while undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce degree. However, Pastor Dorcas has promised to sponsor his return to Chuka university to complete his course.
Anthony Wachira, one of the reformed addicts, said that the team is ready and willing to reform as well as lead the campaign against alcoholism, drugs and substance abuse within their area.