Federal Party of Kenya 2017, President hopeful candidate, Nyamira senator Kennedy Mong'are admitted to smoking weed as a juvenile during a senate hearing on a bill to legalise weed.
Obama smoked weed, Clinton smoked weed and Senator Mong'are smoked weed, all (almost) later become presidents
The immediate former president of United States, Barrack Obama in his 2004 book, Dreams From My Father admitted to smoking the drug with his crew “Choom Gang”
When he stood to defend the bill to legalise weed, Mong’are disclosed to the nation that he at one point had used Cannabis sativa, which some people refer to as the ‘holy plant’.
“It doesn’t mean if the plant is legalised it will destroyed lives, it depends on with the level of indulgence. As a juvenile I used it. I was also in India where the plant is legalized but it is vital if people are discipline, you can choose not to use it” the presidential hopeful argued.
The senator joins a long list of presidents and public figures from George Washington, Bill Clinton, Berner Sanders, Sarah Palin to snoop dogg who have come clean about using the drug at one point in their lives.
The immediate former president of United States, Barrack Obama in his 2004 book, Dreams From My Father admitted to smoking the drug with his crew “Choom Gang” while attending secondary school in Hawaii.
"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol” Obama explained in his captivating memoir.
One of the most beloved US presidents, Bill Clinton too admitted to smoking Marijuana.
“I didn’t say I was holier than thou, I said I tried. I never denied that I used marijuana,” Clinton said in an interview with the time magazine.
Back to Mong'are pot days, after the discloser, the senate house members tried to pin the use of marijuana as the reason behind his running for top office, Mong'are however told them to be realistic and not bury their heads in the sand.
“I used to use it sometime ago. It didn't inform my decision to contest for presidency. If the senators want to know about the plant, the House should organise for a retreat to discuss the same," said the besieged senator.
Garrissa county senator, Yusuf Haji came to his rescue and argued the bill should be discussed in a sober manner since Senator Okongo had used the plant himself but still managed to become a legislator was proof enough.
"The gentleman's petition should be allowed and he should appear before the committee to explain himself. Senator Okong’o used it but it didn't prevent him from being a legislator," Haji said.
While launching his presidential bid late last year, the Nyamira senator said nobody was better fit to govern Kenya than him since Kenyans have been betrayed by subsequent governments since independence.
"We need a paradigm shift in our politics," Mong'are told the nation.
For those brushing him aside as a deluded joker, Mong'are warned them it will come at their own peril
"My opponents should be careful. They can ignore me at their own peril. Kenya needs change and I am that change," the legislator said.
Former Marijuana user, Nyamira senator, Kennedy Mong'are may just be voted as Kenya’s fifth liberal president same as Barrack Obama and Bill Clinton were voted in, August 4th is just a few months away.
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