Prof George Wajackoyah has sent a fair warning to some of his supporters who smoke bhang.
Talking in Nairobi outside Nation Center on Thursday, the Roots Party presidential candidate maintained that he is vouching for medicianal marijuana and not recreational.
Wajackoyah said weed is as yet illegal in Kenya and those found smoking will have themselves to blame.
“Sisi hatusemi mambo ya kuvuta bangi. Kuna wengine wanavuta bangi hapa, mkishikwa na polisi shauri yenu. Sisi tunasema ile bangi medicinal.
“Nyinyi kama mmejiexpose kwa wanahabari kazi ya polisi ni rahisi sana. Hao wamejiexpose kabla hatujahalalisha mkishikwa shauri yenu,” he said.
Wajackoyah, who has styled his official bid on the legalization and commercialization of bhang, accepts it can help the country with getting its public debt of 8.2 trillion Kenyan shillings to zero.
The 63-year-old professor who was once a street child and an undertaker in the UK says in the event that he wins the election he will pass regulations to manage the cultivating and creation of cannabis for industrial and clinical use, to help solve two of Kenya’s biggest problems – unemployment and ballooning national debt.
As indicated by Wajackoyah, weed could earn Kenya in excess of nine trillion shillings every year, and the government would “never need to get a single coin” ever.
“Western countries have legalised bhang [marijuana]; why shouldn’t we?” he posed.
Waackoyah said he has never smoked weed however would be the principal individual to do as such in celebration of the win.
“There is nothing wrong with smoking it when it is legalised and the regulatory bodies have approved for it to be smoked,” he said.