Sol Generation singer Benson Mutua Muia, alias Bensoul ia the latest public figure to call for legalization of marijuana in Kenya.
Speaking during an interview with media personality Jalang’o, the singer argued that legalization of the plant will boost the country’s economy.
On his side, Bensoul said that smoking marijuana helps him focus more on his music and delivering without fail.
“…mimi inanisaidia nafocus, nikiamua ni hii kitu na focus nayo, destruction zote nimepiga kando. I have never been dysfunctional and I work very well
“It’s a conversation government yetu inafaa kutake up na walegalize. Angali mahali kama Canada walilipa deni yao within the second day. It’s a big industry and that’s why some States in USA are already legalizing it,” he said.
This came months after Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina also called for its legalization after visiting a marijuana plantation in Lithuania.
Ledama wondered why Kenya is yet to legalize marijuana yet it can help in reducing pain for cancer patients.
“Why is it that we in Kenya are still stuck with the old ways of saying this is an illegal drug, this is crazy. My host is telling me that this is hemp that is used for construction, making ropes but really, it actually smells like weed… but that’s not the issue, if this is good either to reduce the pain of cancer patients why not legalize it?” He posed.
The legislator insisted on its legalization adding that if it is not good for Kenyans then no country in the world should plant it.
“What is so bad about it. We only live once. I think fromLla our brief moments from our mothers’ wombs to our tombs, we need to come and settle this out. If this weed is good for us, lets legalize it.
“If its not good then let’s not allow other people in world to plant it. Today we are talking about the LGBT and some are saying there’s no more difference we are all equal let’s be strong about it…. I’m actually getting high,” he added.
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