Mental Health: why are Kenyan youths turning to drugs?

by Sophie Mbugua

This week, we are still staying in Murang’a county. Today, we talk to Joseph Mbai County Executive Committee member in charge of Health Murang’a County. He ascertains that three people are dying every week due to substance abuse. Why?  What are some of the county’s challenges dealing with rising mental health and substance abuse cases?

Also read about Kilifi where drought and floods devastates at the same time.

The episode is part of the mental health and climate change series, made possible by a grant from the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash

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