With his durags and professed love for the holy plant, Roots Party presidential candidate Professor George Luchiri Wajackoyah, now known as ‘Wajackoyah the fifth,’ mimics a reggae artist.
Kenyans on social media have been sharing memes of the statehouse in smoke since he said he would run for the presidency, showing how bhang, which is still illegal in Kenya, will be smoked in celebration of his victory.
However, the 63-year-old presidential candidate’s 17 degrees are little known.
Professor Wajackoyah has been practicing law for 25 years and holds a Ph.D. from Walden University.
After completion from St. Peter Mumias Boys High School in 1980, the professor went on to Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo to study policing and criminal investigation and became a police officer.
He would then join the CID Training School to pursue security and intelligence studies.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) established the academy to improve the capacity and efficiency of Kenyan police officers conducting criminal investigations.
At the height of the late foreign affairs minister Robert Ouko’s death, the then intelligence officer, who was in charge of gathering intelligence on the matter got in trouble with the government, and was detained and torture.
He fled to the United Kingdom after his release, where he farmed while earning his law degrees.
He studied comparative laws at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) before transferring to the University of Westminster to pursue a legal practice course.
Professor Wajackoyah completed a postgraduate diploma at Maastricht University, studied economics and refugee law at World University Service, and got a bachelor of laws degree at the Universities of Wolverhampton while living in the UK.
He’d also pursue a master’s degree in law with a focus on development at the University of Warwick, as well as another LLM at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.
He subsequently founded an immigration law company before going to the United States of America and working as an educationist.
He obtained a masters degree in law from the University of Baltimore and a master’s degree in philosophy from Walden University.
He has stated that he will liberate Kenya and make it a better place to live.
He’s also pledged to legalize marijuana, which he claims will be exported to generate revenue for the government, as well as snake farming for anti-venom production. According to the professor, the snakes will be shipped to nations such as China, where they are considered a delicacy.
If elected, the professor promises to appoint eight prime ministers, suspend the constitution for six months, and allow Kenyans to work four days a week, Monday through Thursday.