Murathe: Azimio Team Warming Up To Marijuana Legalization In Next Govt

Fridah Wangechi | 2 years ago
Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe. PHOTO: People Daily

The Azimio One Kenya Coalition party is now taking into consideration the possibility of marijuana legalization in the country if it clinches the presidency  to curtail the ballooning national debt as has been proposed by Roots Party presidential candidate Prof George Wajackoyah.

Speaking in a interview on NTV on Wednesday, June 22, Jubilee's David Murathe was responding to the new TIFA opinion polls that placed Wajackoyah at 7 percent approval in Nairobi ahead of the presidential race stating that his growing popularity does not affect Azimio's progress,  but in fact has given them a new perspective on the matters that he is raising that seem to resonate with the electorate.

Murathe said that he was of the knowledge that countries such as South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda that have legalized the herb for medicinal purposes were collecting a handsome revenue , which is something that the Azimio government should consider as another stream of income for the country.

"It's making money, we are even asking our candidate to consider it in the next dispensation, for medicinal purposes, because the numbers Wajackoyah is giving are making sense, " Murathe stated.

He rubbished claims that Wajackoyah's sudden popularity would deter the Azimio One Kenya party from clinching the presidency, and that DP Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Camp should be worried as the Roots candidate is appealing to the same demographic of voters as the DP- led team, which is the youth.

"It should be the Deputy President's corner that should be worried and concerned because they are appealing to that generation," Murathe defended.

Wajackoyah's debut in the opinion polls has been touted as the entry of the third horse in the race, which could prove worrisome for the two front runners as his popularity and new numbers could tamper with the 50 plus one qualification to become president for both Raila and Ruto.

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