The Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah was on Thursday, June 2, cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to vie for the top seat.
Initially, the Wafula Chebukati chaired commission had rejected Wajackoyah’s bid after failing to collect enough signatures as required by the law.
While addressing the press in Nairobi after his clearance, the professor revisited his legalisation of the bhang farming pledge which seems to be the main agenda should he be elected president in the upcoming August 9 poll.
This time around, the presidential hopeful observed that there are a lot of spaces in the country which have not been utilised well.
He said that these spaces could be better utilised if used to cultivate bhang.
Wajackoyah singled out the flowers that have been planted on the newly constructed multi-billion Nairobi expressway for beautification.
He said the move is a waste of space saying should he be elected the president, he will replace the flowers on the toll road with bhang.
“There are flowers planted where you are standing for beautification purposes. That is a place which can yield regulated bhang. Even the things we have on the Nairobi expressway, flowers that have died. Why do we need all that, yet people are dying? All that will be bhang,” said Wajackoyah.
His pledge elicited varied reactions on social media.
Jimmie Kamau said: “Bhang has so much benefits in our bodies. Cancer patients have been encouraged to take it.”
Izzo Jakager said: “This guy is beginning to annoy me. All a professor can think about is bhang. How did you even become a professor? I’m glad there is only one horse.”
Isaac Lang’at said: “Wajacoyah needed to be taken seriously. Marijuana might be the path to prosperity and a panacea for choking China loans. It’s up to Kenyans to decide if they want marijuana, 6k per month or 100bn kitty for business loans.”
Chris Kahuria said: “It seems the only thing Wajackoyah keeps stressing is bhang as if it is the only challenge Kenya faces. He must have taken too much of it already.”
Beatrice Ruguru said: “I think it will become a good cash crop, coz tea and coffee is no longer beneficial to farmers.”
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