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Miraa Ban Sets Motion For British Land Seizure

A Motion seeking forceful takeover of land owned by British Army, ranchers and farmers has been prepared in retaliation to the UK’s ban on the sale and use of miraa (khat). The Motion received by the office the National Assembly clerk on Tuesday will seek to compel the State to take the unprecedented action, which looks […]

Kenya’s attempt to dissuade the United Kingdom from banning miraa — a stimulant leaf — to save the livelihood of tens of thousands of farmers have suffered a major setback after Britain refused to budge on the matter. Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May said her decision to ban miraa was “finely balanced” and “the right one.” “I […]

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British government looking to ban the stimulant, but many migrants say khat is part of their culture. On a rainy night in West London, home to one of the capital’s largest Somali communities, inquiries into the whereabouts of the nearest mafrish or “khat house” illicit chuckles from the locals. The usual customers purchasing the green herbal stimulant […]

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The Kenyan delegation lobbying against the British government intended ban on miraa received a major boost after three Committees of Parliament backed their position.   The three powerful committees, including the Home Department section on Commonwealth, vowed to lobby the House of Commons to reject the intended move by Home Secretary Theresa May to impose […]

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Kenyan leaders and miraa (khat) farmers and traders have teamed up with a London businessman to challenge Britain’s decision to ban khat in the country. Mr Mahamud Ahmed Mohammed, a prominent miraa importer in the UK has filed a petition at the British High Court claiming arguing that Secretary of State for Home Department Theresa […]

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