Kenyan lobby group wants Theresa May to address ban on khat ahead of meeting with President Kenyatta

Ms May spearheaded a ban on miraa in the UK in 2014

The farmers, through the Nyamita lobby group, said they want Ms May to help resolve the issues that led to the ban on miraa in the UK in 2014.

The ban, spearheaded by the UK Prime Minister, was meant to “protect communities from health and social harms associated with khat and ensure that UK does not become a hub for international khat smuggling”.

The lobby group wants Ms May to shed light on the requirements for one to be is-sued with a Home Office license to export miraa to the UK.

Government pledge

Nyamita also wants the UK prime minister to clarify what happened to her government’s pledge to help mitigate on the effects of the ban.

Ms May is expected in the county on August 30 where she will hold talks with President Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.

The two leaders will discuss issues on trade, security and a joint fight against corruption.


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