There is a discussion about if Miraa should be classified on the same class as Marijuana(OrBanki) in Kenya and its production and consumption be banned and criminalized? Miraa consumption in Kenya is spreading to small town stopping development since men, particularly choose to spend their hard earned money on Miraa instead of re-investing them or spending them for children. Unlike Miraa, Marijuana has always been illegal in Kenya.Why do you think Miraa isn’t?
Does it mean the government of Kenya lacks scientific prove that Miraa is a harmful drug that derails our society’s wellbeing? You are invited to discuss the question below.
In My opinion, we will be a better society without Miraa. Observing the chewers, you may get frustrated how we may ever contain the problem.
Please , follow a number of them silently, since most of them are our beloved family members and we really care for them. The Chewers should know that the problem is not about them, it is about the dangerous social cultural, economical and health side effects of Miraa drug.
We are all kindly looking for all possible solutions for our urgent affairs, we cannot ignore the fact that Miraa is an enemy of development at top 10 in the list of our urgent crisis.
Attitude around Miraa consumption is conplicated by many influence like when the Chewer is ignorant to his own reality,if he or she is a victim of bad governance, political negligence, cultural supremacy, gender imbalance or dis-respect to children’s rights. Men stop taking their responsibility while their women becomes partner addicts. They have no power to stop their men or take the money they dearly need, before being given to the Barons. The Children of the Chewers of course becomes the worst negatively affected by their parents drug use. It is not possible to put it mild.
No town will ever grow(check out Marlal or Dol-dol), Il-polei is being over taken by Nyambene drug barons. Wait and see how the Oil money will be spent on Miraa chewing. Workers will go for better quality and fresh meaning supply will have to be even faster- Tina witnessed how the Nyambene Miraa Ambulance drives Miraa to Marlal as if they are supplying a Kidney transplant to a victim of the resent Naiboy Massacre! “You’d think they were transporting donated organs for heart transplant patients!” Tina commented on the previous article on Miraa transportation from Meru to Marlal.
No Oil will ever enrich the people apart from the drug berons, and many more problems will follow. Belief it, the problem is not foreign to me, and am not foreign to it either. I fought against Miraa taking over my Kiosk at Ilpolei but I appear to be loosing the battle everyday.
Miraa has taken away good fathers, mothers, young men and women from their families. It has kept innocent indigenous youth in towns only to succumb to different types of infections. Miraa is very unhygienic since its harvest by use of modern economical slavery (forced labor).
Street children are forced by their own situation to work in the plantations, some drop out school due to poverty to work for Nyambene drug Barons. Imagine all the Sweet, filth and possible communicable diseases contaminating the shrub before reaching your beautiful mouth decorated with milk white teeth! With all due respect, count 5 years and check your teeth again to see what you have done to them!
Imagine the dust from the Nanyuki street… Kipikona and Stage! Maralal town and the accumulated sweet and traffic emission before you can buy enshurupa in Archas Post!
What happened to the old descent Imuran oiturujisho? A friend said, i think it was PPP, that a drug is a drug even if you decorate it with silver and gold.Ore omiraa naa Ormiraa ata tinipik irpisia. Why is Miraa not illegal in Kenya?
I personally do not condemn the Chewer, but, I question the Chewer’s drug-use-decision-making! The behavior! And I stand firm on the front line to making our society drug free! Or are we that too liberal?
Saidimu Ole Ngais.