Even after ‘Vijana tuache Mihadarati’ song rocked airwaves, bhang smokers are not ready to quit the ‘holy herb.’
Mwambie atuletee misokoto ya bangi.
— Kenedy Kaunda (@KenedyKaunda) July 30, 2019
This follows an announcement from State House that President Kenyatta is scheduled to visit Kingston, Jamaica for a State Visit next week. The aim of the visit is to explore opportunities for enhanced bilateral relations.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) July 30, 2019
This announcement has been received with a lot of hype and expectations from Kenyans especially in regard to the issue of legalization of Marijuana in the country.
When you know you are going to Jamaica and this stuff is legal🚬. The happiness in this man😂😂😂. Legalize it, we want to be that happy too in our country Mr. President.
— Anto (@anto_tonyz) July 30, 2019
Debate to legalize Cannabis in the country has been in the ‘kitchen’ for quite sometime. As a matter of fact, Kibra MP Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer was the one sponsoring the Bill that sought to legalize weed for pharmaceutical use.
But optimistic Kenyans are still hoping that Uhuru’s trip to Kingston Jamaica will convince him to steer for its legalization.
Hapa lazima Ni weed inakuwa legal. 😍
— BRAVIN™ (@ItsBravin) July 30, 2019
Hii ni bhangi inampeleka huko
— Wilson Gitau (@WilsonWaGitau) July 30, 2019
Hopefully weed will be legalised in Kenya after this trip. 😜
— Atheist_in_Africa (@retired_atheist) July 30, 2019
Jamaica which is characterized by deep reggae culture allows bhang for medicinal use. However, possession of small amounts was reduced to a petty offence in 2015.
There’s nothing to be explored in that Reggae nation apart from marijuana.
— Ole soeni (@ChesoiArap) July 30, 2019
But Kenyans are dearly asking President Uhuru to intervene and legalize ganja.
Plesdent Kingston anaenda Kingston what a coincidence
— tobias otieno (@tobiasotieno5) July 30, 2019
He’ll legalise weed immediately he comes back
— Rainman Nyams (@nyamwanda1) July 30, 2019
Hope with your visit you will be able to note that cannabis sativa is much medicinal than hard drug and legalize it when you come back to enhance high tax generation in the Country
— JOABINHO (@JoabSeme) July 30, 2019
Apart from Ken Okoth, Raila Odinga Junior is also among the top individuals pushing for legalization of weed in the country.