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The Planning Permanent Secretary, Eng. Peter O. Mangiti, who was accompanied by Dr John Omiti, KIPPRA’s Executive Director, made a presentation on Socio-Economic Impact of Miraa Industry in Kenya to the Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee on Miraa Industry. The presentation which was made on September 16, 2013 at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi was prepared by Ministry of Devolution and Planning in collaboration with KIPPRA and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
Miraa is one of the economic mainstays of many people in Kenya that has led to economic growth and development in the country. Organizations such as National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) have campaigned against its consumption and classified it as a drug. A decision by the United Kingdom (UK) government to ban the stimulant in July 2013 is facing fierce resistance in Kenya from those farming the mildly narcotic crop for export.