Nairobi governor Mike Sonko sensationally called for the decriminalisation of Marijuana in Kenya during a memorial service for the deceased Kibra MP Ken Okoth.
During the service held at Moi Girls’ School on Thursday, the outspoken governor said he will ensure that Kenyans have access to fresh weed should the Marijuana Bill fronted by Kibra MP Ken Okoth be passed into law.
The deceased MP tabled the ‘Marijuana Control Bill’ in parliament in 2018 seeking to decriminalize the growth and use of the ‘holy herb’.
Since his passing, there have been numerous calls from different factions for the Bill to be passed in his honour.
Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris is the latest high profile personality to join the legalization campaign when she timidly tweeted, “I second”, in response to a tweep who posted, “This is the time to legalize medical marijuana.”
And yesterday, Sonko was in inspired form while addressing mourners in Nairobi. He challenged youthful lawmakers like Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Starehe’s Jaguar, and Dagoretti South’s John Kiarie to ensure that the ‘Marijuana Control Bill’ is passed in honour of Ken Okoth.
“Babu Owino and other young MPs like KJ and Jaguar, don’t allow Ken Okoth’s Bill to flop. Push that Bill until marijuana is legalised,” said Sonko amid cheers from the crowd.
Babu Owino has since announced that he will officially take over Okoth’s Bill.” Today[Thursday] I announce that I will officially take over the late Ken Okoth’s Marijuana Control Bill and whip the numbers to ensure it passes. I will do this in memory of Ken and for the sake of all the Kenyans who are suffering under the burden of cancer,” said Babu/
Sonko also mentioned President Uhuru’s planned trip to Jamaica. He said if marijuana is legalised, Kenya will source the best weed from the Caribbean country.
Hear it from the horse’s mouth in the clip below. Courtesy/ Citizen TV.
Governor Mike Sonko on the legalization of marijuana:
“Mnaona pia Rais anaenda Jamaica…Ikipitishwa (mswada) tutahakikisha ile bangi safi inakuja kutoka Jamaica kama ndio italeta dawa ya cancer” he said pic.twitter.com/jYaN2DVbpI
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 1, 2019