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Meru Leaders, Traders Seek to Reverse Ban on Miraa in UK

Politicians and miraa traders are appealing to the government to initiate talks with United Kingdom to reverse directive ban sale of the stimulant. Miraa, or Khat, is the main cash crop for the Meru and Embu counties. On Wednesday, the UK government announced it would classify the herb as a Class C drug under the Misuse of Drugs […]

The herbal stimulant khat is to be banned by the government, against the advice of its own Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. In January the ACMD said khat should remain a legal substance, saying there was “insufficient evidence” it caused health problems. But Home Secretary Theresa May has decided to ban it, saying the […]

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