Attorney General Fails Four Times to Respond to Rastafarians’ Bhang Case
The Office of the Attorney General is now on the spot for not responding to court directives on filling its response in a case filed by the Rastafari Society of Kenya.
The case seeks to suspend implementation of certain sections of the Narcotics Drugs Act in regard to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of their people and the private growth and use of cannabis in their private homes and places of worship.
The society is now demanding that the AG’s office be promptly be compelled by the court to respond and should they resist again then the case should continue the way it is.
“Kindly note that we are yet to receive any response from yourselves, bearing in mind the explicit directives from the court,” the letter by the society reads in part.
In an interview with Ghetto Radio News the Rastafari Society lawyer Shadrack Wambui says that the AG has developed a cold feet on the matter and they don’t see him responding soon.
‘‘We have a strong case that is why they have not responded despite court directing them to do so…we had four mentions and we are getting impatient with their absence that’s why we want the judge to continue with the case,’’ Wambui told Ghetto Radio News on phone.
Wambui on the other hand accused the police of harassing and intimidating the Rastafari Society members by raiding their homes and place of worship.
He says the police have become more lethal on his clients as from the day they filed the case seeking to legalize Cannabis Sativa.
‘‘The police have been raiding their homes, basements, work stations and even their places of worship in search of bhang … This is a clear intimidation on this group and the court should protect them because it is within their rights to seek justice at any given time and the government should not feel threatened.
The case has been scheduled for another mention on 8th October 2022.
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By Allan Otieno