× Digital News Videos Health & Science Lifestyle Opinion Education Cartoons Columnists Moi Cabinets Arts & Culture Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Judge Chacha Mwita to issue directive on miraa chewing time

By Phares Mutembei | November 6th 2017
Judge Chacha Mwita on 16/2/2017      PHOTO:GEORGE NJUNGE

Players in the Miraa sector will have to wait until November 17 to know whether there will be any time restrictions on chewing the stimulant.

High Court judge Chacha Mwita on Friday ordered the Miraa Farmers and Traders Association (Kemifata) to serve the National Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) with court documents for a hearing on November 17 when he will grant further orders.

Kemifata through lawyer Henry Kurauka argued that Nacada had no powers to regulate time for chewing of miraa. Justice Mwita on Wednesday dismissed a case filed by miraa farmers on the control of chewing time.

In a ruling that stirred anger among miraa consumers and traders in Meru town, Mwita dismissed the case by Kemifata for failing to attend court.

Mr Kurauka defended their absence in court, saying they had not been given a notice.

“The case was listed by Court Registry on Wednesday without notice to me or Nacada lawyers. Therefore none of us was present and we learnt of it in the Standard Newspaper,” Kurauka said.

The lawyer assured miraa consumers that there would be no time restrictions regarding chewing the stimulant.


Share this story
To fight drought, involve communities
According to the latest information from the Meteorological Department, rainfall will be poorly distributed in April, May and June, and this will have a serious impact on agriculture
I eagerly await my baby's first steps
Spina Bifida, and though rare in the general population, it is the most common neural tube defect in the world