Mandera miraa traders protest as ban imposed over virus

Locals offload miraa from a vehicle in Mandera on March 17, 2020. This was despite a ban on the trade announced earlier by Governor Ali Roba. Wajir County has imposed a similar ban over coronavirus fears. PHOTO | MANASE OTSIALO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Ms Abdi said many young people make a living through selling and transporting miraa.
  • She wondered why the governor singled out only miraa for the ban.
  • The county government collects Sh10,000 from each vehicle transporting miraa on entry into Mandera.

Mandera and Wajir counties have temporarily banned the sale and transportation of miraa to prevent possible spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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