Celebrate reggae singer Richie Spice has become one of the few international celebrities who have called for the legalization of Marijuana in Kenya.
Spice was speaking in an interview earlier this week ahead of his much anticipated Nobody can stop reggae concert which was held last night at KICC.
He was asked whether it was good to have weed legalized in Kenya, and he responded saying:
Well that would be great, that would be great because I mean Jamaica is doing very well you know, chewing it’s a part of Kenya, you know a little branch we doing good, we doing good. You know our fore parents have been chewing before you know ummm people now starting to realize you know the real use you know, and economy because were using it and we’re accepting it and using it to build up economy and build up their people.
I mean it’s a good vibe and you know we survive. In Kenya you’re pushing it you know, you must push a little harder you know, until you know because I think it’s very good for the people .
It creates a lot of jobs also and them people can feed them family and such you know.
Noooo, rasta carry love within them every time, you know rasta is a people carry love, you smoking herb and the herb give them the relaxation help them become calm and and see life a different way.
Kenyan scientists and researchers have argued that cannabis has medicinal purposes and is, therefore, safe for consumption.
Some of the proponents are scientist Prof Simon Mwaura, economist David Ndii, and Gwada among other Kenyans.
ODM leader Raila Odinga’s son, Raila Junior, also called for its legalisation calling for serious discussions on the same.