Kenya, Somalia tiff hurts Sh16m-a-day miraa trade

Miraa trader

A Somali trader takes khat (miraa) meant for exports to Somalia, out of bags at Wilson Airport in Nairobi.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The diplomatic row comes at a time when Kenya has been engaging with their Somalia counterparts to resolve the stalemate.
  • Somalia currently allows Ethiopia to export its khat to the country, technically locking out Kenya out of this crucial market.

Miraa farmers will have to wait longer before they regain access to the Sh16 million-a-day Somalia market following the latest move by the Horn of Africa state to severe diplomatic ties with Kenya.

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