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A day on the ‘fast lane’ with miraa drivers

What you need to know:

  • One vehicle carries miraa worth about Sh2.5 million, while a lorry carries produce worth Sh5 million.
  • Optimally, up to 60 vehicles move the miraa on any given day, translating to about Sh150 million daily.
  • Cumulatively, the miraa industry is worth up to Sh40 billion annually.

It takes a lot of guts to play a game of chicken on a busy Kenyan highway but one needs to have audacity by the barrel-load to do it to the Inspector General of Police.


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