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Debating on legalising bhang a waste of time- Taib

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[Reachout Centre Trust Executive Director Taib Abdulrahman. Photo/Tom Fondo]

Motion to legalise bhang in the country is misinformed, a waste of time and ill motivated.

Reachout Centre Trust Executive Director Taib Abdulrahman said that the motion is non-beneficial to the Coastal people where many youth are trapped into hard drugs.

Mr. Taib said that the move was more disturbing especially from a youthful Member of Parliament Ken Okoth and urged legislatures to thrash the motion once it is tabled in the parliament.

Speaking in Mombasa on Tuesday, Taib said that such youthful MP’s should table positive motions geared towards uplifting youth economically, adding that legalising cannabis sativa will only lead to a generations of zombies in the Coast region.

He reiterated that the argument points brought forward by the Kibra MP were aiming at benefiting few rich people and killing a whole generation in the Coast region.

“How can one think of legalising bhang in the country, next time another leader will table a motion to legalise heroin, is that the direction we want our country to move?” added an agitated Taib.

He appealed to the Member of the National assembly to thwart the motion without wasting much time deliberating on it.

“I am equally disappointed by such move from a learned Member of Parliament, is it because we are running out of ideas as youth or we do not know our roles us leaders?” posed Mr. Taib.

In his four point arguments Mr. Okoth says that if marijuana is legalised, it will provide for amnesty to people jailed, it will provide proper regulations on farming and trade of the plant, will as well protect minors from engaging in using bhang and enable government to tap revenue.

However, Taib has thrashed the arguments saying that legalizing cannabis sativa in the country will only act as a catalyst for hard drugs among the youth especially Coastal youth.