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Case To Legalize Marijuana to be Decided Next Week

Jun 14, 2021
Rastafarians play drums outside the High Court in Nairobi, Kenya, during the filing of a petition calling for marijuana decriminalization on May 17, 2021. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili
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The court is now expected   to give way forward on a case filed by The Rastafari Society of Kenya seeking to suspend the  law criminalising the use of marijuana in Kenya.

Rastafari Society of Kenya lawyer Shadrack Wambui says  the judge handling the  case Weldon Korir was on  another official duty hence the postponement.

‘‘We were to be given directions last week but that did not happen so we are waiting that to happen on  21st  this month.’’ Wambui  said.

 “The impugned law enacted in  1994 is hostile and intolerant to persons professing the Rastafari faith,” the petition by Rastas  reads.

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