Fighting and preventing crimes is a shared responsibility, which the youth should actively be part of to ensure sustainable safety, security and development.
Young people should also engage in personal development ventures in order to be financially independent and secure a bright tomorrow.
The call was made by the Executive Secretary of Kacyiru Sector, Patrice Ndanga while addressing youth leaders in the sector.
"Whatever you invest today you will harvest in the near future, and security should be your investment priority," said Ndanga.
He urged the young people to desist from acts of criminality such as consuming and selling illicit drugs, which eventually leads them into trouble like and financial loss.
He advised them to say no to drug abuse and instead concentrate on their studies and use the skills to develop themselves and their families.
Inspector of Police (IP) Theogene Mugabo, the District Community Liaisons Officer challenged the youth to rise up and drive the campaign against crimes and play a central role in crime prevention.
He shared with them community policing including with with the people, local leaders and security organs by reporting anything unlawful they witness.
He also enlightened them on human trafficking and urged them not to be carried away by promises from people, who would want to take them abroad, saying that these are some of the tricks traffickers use to sale people as property.