Controversial Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko caused confusion during the requiem mass of Kibera MP Ken Okoth when he publicly requested president Uhuru Kenyatta to legalize bhang in honor of the late MP.
Sonko said that the president travel to Jamaica next week must yield fruits.
“You know the president is traveling to jamaica next week and we would like to request him to ensure that clean Jamaica’s bhang reaches the Kenyan market,” Sonko said.
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Sonko further requested MP Babu Owino among others to champion for Ken request for the legalization of the bhang.
The MP had written to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi to petition for the legalization of the banned drug in Kenya.
In a letter dated September 21, 2018, the legislator petitioned Parliament to regulate the growing and safe use of marijuana in Kenya.
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“The proposed Bill seeks to ensure that there is regulation for growth and safe use of marijuana and hemp including the registration of growers, producers, manufacturers and users with special focus on the protection of children/minors from illicit use just as we do with tobacco and alcohol,” read the MP’s letter.
Mr. Okoth also believed that legalizing marijuana would boost the economy and provide jobs.
“Progressive taxation measures for the marijuana industry to boost economic independence of Kenya and promote job creation along the full spectrum of the value addition chain for marijuana and hemp,” he told Speaker Muturi.