Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has told off government officials criticizing his manifesto which seeks to legalize Marijuana.
Wajackoyah, while campaigning in Kisumu, said Government officials have no authority to question his manifesto for the coming General Election.
“I want to ask government officials not to meddle in our campaigns, because they have no moral authority to tell a presidential candidate how to campaign,” said Wajackoyah.
Wajackoyah was responding to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, who accused him of misleading the youth with his push for legalization of commercial marijuana.
Matiangi commenting on Wajackoyah’s proposal further raised concerns over the rise in the use and abuse of marijuana among the youth which he then attributed to the manifesto.
The Roots Party leader also threatened to sack government officials meddling in campaigns if he assumes office after the August 9 General Election.
“Somebody in the government is telling the world that this man is misleading the public. I am warning that Cabinet Minister he will be the first one to be sacked when I take over the authority,” he stated.
The Roots presidential candidate continued with his call for legalization of bhang during his political campaign rallies in Kisumu and Western Kenya, where he sensationally promised to uproot flowers planted in city beautification programs and replace them with bhang. Wajackoyah expressed concern about the cost of living, citing sky-rocketing prices of basic commodities, insisting that the growing and selling of marijuana will boost the country’s economy and therefore transform the economic fortunes of the majority of Kenyans.