Jubilee Party candidate McDonald Mariga has taken a different turn in his campaign after announcing that he will push for the legalization of marijuana if elected to parliament.
“Mnataka tuongelee mambo ya shada. Tunajua shada inacure cancer. Hio lazima tuipush. Hatutaki bangi ya kwenda kupiga watu. Shada sinimedicine? Sasa mimi nataka muniingize bunge tuanze kutetea hiyo mambo ya shada..”
(You want us to talk about Marijuana? We know Marijuana cures cancer, and that we must push. We do not want bhang meant for beating people… bhang is medicine. If you elect me as your MP, we will start legalization process)” Mariga said.
The Late Kibra MP Ken Okoth wrote to the Parliament to have the Marijuana legalization process started, owing to its proven benefits to medicine.
Mariga was speaking on Sunday at Lini Saba at his final rally in Kibra before the scheduled by-election on November 7, 2019.