Somalia’s Khat ban leaves Kenyan Farmers & Merchants in Despair

Somalia’s Khat ban leaves Kenyan Farmers & Merchants in Despair

Somalia's Khat ban leaves Kenyan Farmers & Merchants in Despair

The ban which was caused by diplomatic disputes between the two government has had devastating consequences on both Farmers and Merchants. Kenyan Government is holding talks with the Somalian Government to uplift the Khat export ban which is a source of livelihood to many families in Meru county.

The Green Gold Khat

The decision of the European Union to ban the sale, consumption and import of Khat, left the Kenyan khat farmers, packers and traders bitter behind. In Meru region 80% of the economy is depending on the khat or ‘miraa’ production, but now the export has collapsed. Joseph Karuti, for more than 34 years a khatfarmer in Meru, is proud of […]

The Green Gold Khat – YouTube

The decision of the European Union to ban the sale, consumption and import of Khat, left the Kenyan khat farmers, packers and traders bitter behind. In Meru 80% of the economy is depending on khat production, but now export has collapsed. Joseph Karuti, for more than 34 years a khatfarmer in Meru, is proud of […]

Khat used & abused

Khat or ‘miraa’ is used by  a lot of youth from the slums. You chew the leaves to feel high, energetic and get an appetite. The sign of banana leaves hanging at the door of the shop indicates fresh khat is available. But too much is harmful for your health and it breaks up many […]