BY FAITH MUTETE – Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Diocese of Nyeri leads worshippers during the way of the Cross last Friday. Muheria has said the Church will endeavour to walk with the youth as they grapple with the modern day challenges triggered by the social media emergence, alcoholism, drug abuse and joblessness.
He urged the youth to stop the notion of instant riches, adding that only hard work can guarantee financial success. The archbishop said he was appalled by the betting addiction which he says was destroying Kenyan youth. He urged university students to exercise caution in their social lives, saying many are getting entangled in dangerous cartels in pursuit of extravagant lives beyond the financial means of parents and guardians.
Muheria however said all was not lost, adding that there is time to deal with the youth challenges before they become a crisis.
“The youth problems transcend race, tribe, county, rich, poor. It’s a problem we must confront and deal with firmly” Muheria said.
He was speaking to Uzalendo News in a question and answer interview of various issues facing the youth especially University students.
Two weeks ago a medical student Ivy Wangechi was brutally murdered by an admirer turned stalker right outside Moi Referral Hospital in Eldoret.