Marsabit Governor Mohamud Ali has urged youths to desist from terror related activities.
He said young people are being radicalized and used for terrorism.
Addressing hundreds of youth, during the launch of Marsabit county soccer league at Moi Girls Hall, the Governor regretted that youth are recruited into terror group and engaged in violent extremism.
“Innocent people were killed at Dusit hotel recently. And those behind attack were young people that have been radicalized,” he said
The Governor pointed some of the shocking reports revealed that Marsabit youths are among those radicalized.
“These people are said to be from Marsabit and Isiolo. This remain wonders,” he added, urging that anyone who suspect certain person have joined terror group to report to concern authority.
“As leaders, we are ready to work with youth and nurture their talents, event like soccer will also encourage peaceful coexistence among our communities,” he mentioned.
Governor Ali urged youths to focus on their talents assuring county government will empower sporting skills and therefore youth would not be demoralized and join drug abuse and terror groups.
He urged youths in the county to promote peace, love and unity in order to progress county developments.
He mentioned that, his government belief in capabilities of youths and therefore developed Marsabit Youth Service Policy to address priority youth issues.
The policy will support purposive youth-focused programmes.
The Governor also assured football players in the county will be equipped with sports shoes and uniforms.
He challenged youth to compete in sports and focus on brighter future.
During the launch of the league, education, sports and skills development CEC Mr. Umuro Roba said the county have invested alot in sports.
He said the competition will be held across the four sub counties of Marsabit.
Umuro said the county will train referees and provide all support needed.
He mentioned over 150 balls, nets, corner flags, referees flags were distributed to teams.
Umuro cited that 59 local football clubs will engage one another in the next coming five months.