By CR. Kulubya Sadam & Walukhu Simon peter
Increasing cases of crimes in Namanyonyi Sub County has been associated with rampant cases of drug abuse in the area.
This was revealed by residents during a community sensitization meeting conducted by the community liaison office Mbale central police station in the areas of kansanvu, Nabweya parish, Namanyonyi Sub County, Mbale district at mzee Asuman Ssekitti’s home.
According to one resident only identified as Imam, drug abuse has taken a toll on especially the youth in the area making many of them become a nuisance in the area.
Mutwalibu Nagwere the area councilor Nabweya parish, Namanyonyi Sub County blamed the increase of drug abuse in the area on failure by police to apprehend those engaged in the vise even at broad day light.
He notes that whenever culprits are arrested and handed over to police, they are relaised immediately on grounds of lack of evidence, this the area councilor says has almost legalsied smoking of marijuana in the area.
Busiku Rogers from the office of community liaison office at Mbale CPS Mbale has then called upon residents to always report such cases to police and help police with required information.
Namanyonyi Sub County is among few sub counties with best schools in the country being facilitated by development partners like world vision but school dropout rate is high due to peer groups and rampant drug abuse in the area.