Government will petition UK to lift ban on miraa - Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta issue a land title deed to Mama Naomi Karuguru at Kiirua area on February 28, 2015 in Meru County. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Speaking in Mikinduri, Mutuati, Laare and Maua towns where the crop is largely grown, he said the government would continue to petition the British government to review the ban on miraa.
  • The crop has been an important cultural crop in Meru County particularly for the Igembe and Tigana areas.
  • Nyambene region was also rewarded with two new sub-counties, Tigania Central and Igembe Central with the president assuring that administrators will be posted to the region soon.

President Uhuru Kenyatta wound up his two-day tour of Meru in Nyambene by assuring miraa farmers of the government’s commitment to saving their source of livelihood.

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