The ruling Jubilee party vice-chairman David Murathe has urged Azimio One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga to consider absorbing The Roots Party presidential candidate George Luchiri Wajackoyah’s manifesto of legalizing Marijuana when elected president in the August contest.
Speaking on Wednesday, during an exclusive interview at NTV Kenya, Murathe supported Wajackoyah’s manifesto of legalizing marijuana, although for medicinal purposes.
“I have been going through a certain documentary about countries that have legalized marijuana and it is true, they are doing so well economic-wise and I would want our presidential candidate in Azimio to consider legalizing weed for medicinal purposes,” said Murathe
He dismissed Wajackoyah’s effect on the presidential contest citing that he would only pose a threat to Kenya Kwanza Alliance faction and not Azimio – One Kenya.
The Roots Party presidential hopeful George Luchiri Wajackoyah had hinted to legalize marijuana and introduce snake rearing for exports that would in turn generate income for the country to pay external debts.
Murathe likens Wajackoyah to Abduba Dida
He likened Wajackoyah’s entry into the race to that of Abduba Dida in 2013 who raised above ranks and his name plastered on electorates’ lips but was never elected as the country’s head, although he outshone Martha Karua, Peter Kenneth in the presidential battle.
“Wajackoyah is like Abduba Dida of 2013 whose name was on everyone’s lips but never secured the seat. We might say he impacted some unexpected infiltrations into the race because he defeat the likes of Martha Karua and Peter Kenneth, but we can’t say Wajackoyah will make plunge us into runoff” he added.
Murathe also noted that Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua’s effect has rambled in the opponents’ camps and shooted Raila’s popularity across the country.
He added that Karua’s effect is not only centered in the Mt Kenya region but also in other parts of the country owing to the fact that female gender might vote to protest against DP Ruto for not considering a woman for the deputy president position.