Murang’a, 04 July, 2022 / 9:45 pm (ACI Africa).
The proposal to legalize marijuana and prostitution in Kenya that is part of the manifesto of the Roots Party of Kenya is retrogressive, “very unfortunate”, and “unthinkable”, a Catholic Bishop in the East African nation has said.
When launching the manifesto of the Roots Party of Kenya on June 30, the party’s presidential candidate, George Luchiri Wajackoyah, also said that if elected President during the August 9 polls, he will suspend the Constitution to allow Kenyans to decide on the kind of laws they want, and that he would introduce a death penalty for anyone found guilty of corruption.
In a statement read out to the press and published on his Facebook page Sunday, July 3, Bishop James Maria Wainaina holds that what the Kenyan political party is proposing through its leader, Dr. Wajackoyah, portrays “a high level of depravity of our society that is now rearing up its ugly head”.
“It is unthinkable that a Party proposing a candidate to the highest office in the country would propose legalization of marijuana and prostitution,” Bishop Wainaina said on the sidelines of the Family Day celebrations of St. Paul Kangari Parish of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Murang’a.
The Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Diocese said that he found it “very unfortunate” that the Roots Party of Kenya’s proposals are being pronounced in public, adding that if implemented, “Such proposals would destroy what we have painstakingly nurtured over the decades, and therefore must be challenged and rejected by all of us.”