A team of seasoned fitness instructors has started a programme that aims to eradicate rising use of drugs in the city. Dubbed Zoezi Mtaani, the team will hold fitness, team building and counselling sessions in various estates in the city.
Led by Silas Okuku, the Hill Park Hotel Heath Club Manager, the initiative was launched at the sprawling Kaloleni Estate two weeks ago.
“We have realised that our youth are getting hooked up in drugs at a very early age. We want to engage them and supplement Government efforts”, Sila said.
He said they had written to NACADA and other agencies for possible partnerships and urged other players to support the initiative. He said the group had also engaged all the elected leaders in Nairobi and is going to extend the same to other counties such as Mombasa, Kisumu and Busia.
“At the end of the day, we will cover the entire country. We want Kenyan youth to remain fit, sharp and alert” Sila said.
He said once the youth are hooked to fitness, it will be hard for them to misused by politicians during elections as is normally the case. 10 trainers are involved in the initiative that will be held every Saturday.