Wajackoyah Revives Marijuana Legalization Debate At Kasavuli’s Requiem Mass, Says Cancer Is Curable

George Wajackoyah, the leader of the Roots Party, has reignited debate over the legalisation of marijuana for medicinal use in the treatment of chronic illnesses.

Wajackoyah lamented during the requiem mass for veteran News Anchor Catherine Kasavuli that cancer is curable and that there is a need to focus on medical marijuana.

“She has died of a disease that is curable and that’s why I stood up with Marijuana debate. I was not talking about the smoking aspect of it otherwise Jamaica would be a million-dollar country. I was talking of Marijuana that cures Cancer, Covid-19 and other maladies,” he said.

Given the cancer epidemic that has continued to rob Kenyans of their loved ones, the Roots Party Leader emphasised the importance of a national conversation about the commercialization of marijuana.

He cited countries such as India, Israel, and Canada as having embraced marijuana commercialization.

“Let’s look at away or means of treating our people. Cancer is treatable, people are rushing to India to be treated and the medicine they are treated on is all made of Marijuana,” Wajackoyah said.

In order to revitalise our economy and the health sector, the 2022 presidential candidate insisted on proper research on medical marijuana manufacturing.

“But here people are made of popped up heads and minds when you speak of Marijuana. I have never smoked in my life, never smoked or touched a cigarette, never taken meat or alcohol. I am 64 years old,” Wajackoyah stated.

Kasavuli will be laid to rest on Saturday, January 14, at her home in Zululu, Vihiga County. 

She died aged 60 at the Kenyatta National Hospital on Thursday, December 29, after battling cancer.

The death of the decorated anchor was confirmed by KBC Managing Director Samuel Maina.