Rapper Octopizzo has sent a message to president-elect William Ruto to decriminalize weed in the country.
The Kibra finest singer stated that marijuana is the ‘holiest’ plant in the world.
In a video he shared on his social media, Octopizzo asked William Ruto to eliminate criminal penalties against marijuana.
“I know you are a Christian and the ‘weed’ topic is quite sensitive to you. But I plead with you to decriminalize marijuana. This is because weed is the ‘holiest’ plant in the world,” he said.
“There are several youths serving long jail terms because of being in possession of marijuana worth Sh100. If Ruto’s government will decriminalize such offenses, then our youths will be free.”
The rapper added that commercial marijuana farming will earn Kenya enough money to pay our loans.
“I supported the Roots Party presidential candidate, George Wajackoyah because he knew the worth of cannabis. He understood its value. Now I plead with Ruto to also see its value and consider decriminalizing it,” Otopizzo stated.
Octopizzo defended the youths who use Marijuana saying the plant has more benefits and that it also reduces anxiety.
“Most of us use small quantities of marijuana just to get rid of our anxiety. It’s not proper for a young man to be detained for more than five years because of one roll of weed.”
While in Kenya for the WRC Safari Rally championship, Jamaican sensation Tarrus Riley also supported Wajackoya’s weed manifesto.
According to Riley, human beings are more illegal than the weed itself.
“Legalise weed! I think human beings are more illegal than weed and I don’t need politics to tell me that,” he said.