After ban in the UK, look what Merus want to do with their miraa thanks to UHURU/ RUTO
– Miraa farmers from Meru County have been told to brace themselves for tough times ahead now that the miraa ban in the United Kingdom came to effect on Tuesday.
Speaking yesterday, Meru Senator, Kiraitu Murungi, told the poor farmers to forget about the UK market and look for other markets, or better still, do away with miraa and grow other plants to sustain them economically.
“We must embrace other crops such as beans, yams, potatoes and tomatoes among others. These too can fetch us a lot of money since they already have ready market,” said Murungi.
The Meru strongman blasted President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, for failure to help lift the ban on miraa in the UK.
He said despite voting for the Jubilee Government with the hope of helping secure markets abroad for miraa, what Merus have got is disappointments and closure of the few they were left.
Kiraitu urged Merus to consider exporting miraa to the war-torn Somalia, saying it is the only market left.