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Musician and Nacada Board member Charles Njagua, popularly know as ‘Jaguar’ wants the anti-narcotics body disbanded and accounts frozen to curb misappropriation of funds.

“Treasury should freeze our accounts because at this rate all money in the account will end up being wasted on none issues and holidays for people who do not care about the wellbeing of the nation,” he told the press on Wednesday.

“Some members and top leadership of Nacada are today in a very expensive hotel in Naivasha pretending to be working but are all on vacation with the same public funds.”

He asked Parliament to intervene and ensure the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse gets a new team.

“The National assembly should also speed up on formulating a committee to vet a new board to head Nacada because, sadly, the current team has no vision.”

“I am going to traverse the better part of this country educating Kenyans on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse,” Jaguar said.

This is not the first time Jaguar, who was appointed to the board this year, has expressed dissatisfaction with Nacada’s management.

In May, the musician threatened to resign because Nacada had become the “black hole where corruption and looting of public funds had taken priority before service delivery”.

Jaguar said he will quit the board if Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery, the EACC and the CID director fail to stop loss of public funds at the agency.

He made the announcement weeks after the authority revealed it had names of ‘fake’ NGOs and individuals involved in the embezzlement of Sh86 million set aside for anti-drug use campaigns.

Nacada boss John Mututho said only three of the 100 community-based organisations awarded the money were recognised by the NGOs council.

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