Cannabis in Kenya

Cannabis in Kenya is illegal; the drug is locally referred to as bhang or banghi.[1]


Cannabis ("bhang") was banned in Kenya during the British colonial East Africa Protectorate under the Opium Ordinance, effective 1 January 1914.[2][3]However,there has been recent campaigns that have called for its legalisation. For example, thje late Ken Okoth was advocating for its legalisation on basis of its medicinal values.(by owino o.)


  1. ^ Paul V. Daly (July 1996). The Supply of Illicit Drugs to the United States: The Nnicc Report. DIANE Publishing. pp. 64–. ISBN 978-0-7881-3942-0.
  2. ^ Kenya Gazette. 15 October 1913. pp. 882–.
  3. ^ Kenya Gazette. 4 March 1914. pp. 203–.