Narok Senator Ledama Olekina on Tuesday emerged in a video where he appeared elated about the growing of marijuana in a foreign country.
Ledama, in the video where he played around with the 6 feet tall marijuana plants said it was about time Kenya joined the league of countries where bhang is legalized.
The Senator was on a trip in Lithuania where cannabis is illegal for recreational use, but legislation allowing for medical use was approved in October 2018. In 2013 the cultivation of industrial weed was legalized.
"I am in the middle of a farm in a place called Lithuania. What you can see here is marijuana. it is taller than me. Why is it that in Kenya we are still stuck at saying this is illegal?
"If this is good to either reduce the pain of cancer patients, why not legalize it? If this weed is good for us, then let us legalize it," the Senator said in the video.
He took time admiring the acreage covered with healthy bushes of cannabis, saying he'd love to live on the farm.
"I'd like to liver here. If it is not good for us, then let us not allow other countries around the world to grow it," urged the Senator.
Lithuania was the only country in the European Union which banned the cultivation of industrial hemp, and in September that year the government elected to legalize industrial hemp by a vote of 66–16, pending the president's signature and to take effect at the start of 2014
In Kenya, an MP who wanted the production of cannabis in Kenya died of cancer. Just before his death, Ken Okoth had given notice of the introduction of a Marijuana Control Bill in parliament.
In 2019, South Africa became the third African state to legalize cannabis after Zimbabwe.