Former Roots Party deputy leader Justina Wamae has asked President William Ruto to legalize industrial hemp in Kenya.
This came after the Head of State on Thursday, September 22, met with Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness in New York, United States.
The President tweeted the details of his meeting with the Jamaica PM before the former Roots Party deputy party leader replied: “#legalize hemp.”
Jamaica is one of the countries that have legalized the use of industrial hemp for medicinal purposes.
Before the August 9 general election, Wamae and Roots Party leader Prof George Wajackoyah heavily campaigned for the legalization of industrial hemp.
The duo, who teamed to make a stab at the presidency, had pledged to Kenyans that if they got into power they will legalize the use of industrial hemp.
Meanwhile, President Ruto in his meeting with the Jamaican PM said that Kenya was looking forward to working with Jamaica.
The Head of State maintained that the country was seeking to partner with Jamaica in strategic areas of mutual interest like tourism, economic development among others.
“Kenya looks forward to partnering and working with Jamaica in strategic areas of mutual interest such as tourism and sports for the economic development of the two countries,” President Ruto said.