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City Pastor's urgent plea to Uhuru over rising death cases of Kenyan youth

Worrying cases of youth deaths have been on the rise

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The pastor has urged President Kenyatta to declare depression, which has been a major cause of suicides among the Kenyan youth, as a national disaster.

He called on the president to make the issue a national agenda and declare it a menace just like HIV/AIDS and ensure it is eradicated.

"The government should start a door to door campaign to check and monitor all our young people to ensure that they are okay. That their mental faculties are functioning right. I can assure you 40% youths are fighting depression secretly. Those discovered to be suffering then they should be taken up and treated immediately," he stated.

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Depression 'demon'

Pastor Migwi further called on Kenyans to stand united to fight the depression 'demon' and not just sit and assume as young Kenyans perished.

He cited the recent case of the Kayole woman who is alleged to have hung herself from her balcony reportedly because she could not afford to pay her rent arrears.

"It might not have been the best she had to do what she had to do but Lesson to our youth's always trust in the Lord. Now the Nation has been robbed off of fresh talent and expertise which would have been paramount to the success of this country. At least her story was made public. How many others are being swiped under the carpet on a daily? How many of our young people do we have to lose before we say enough is enough?

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Door to door campaigns

How many do we have to bury before we acknowledge that mental health and depression is a monster that has infuriated our society with out intention and one intention only to deprive us of our future?" he posed.

He at the same time urged the government should start a door to door campaign to check and monitor all our young people to ensure that they are okay mentally saying that 40% of Kenyan youths are fighting depression secretly.

"If the young people are taken away from this country, what do we have left? Poverty, unemployment and lack of hope is finishing our children and President Uhuru and his government need to do something about it," he added.

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