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Kenya: The Miraa Politics: Why Farmers May Not Benefit From

Thu, 12 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Star, the, 12 May 2016 - The Sh1 Billion Allocation to Boost Miraa Farmers in Kenya Is Godsend but Critics Have Their Concerns The recent move to allocate Sh1billion to boost miraa farmers in Kenya is a blessing to the farmers but market for the commodity still remains a big challenge.



Kenya: Kenya Threaten Farms Over Khat

Fri, 16 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Dispatch, 16 May 2014 - FURIOUS Kenyan lawmakers have submitted a parliamentary motion to seize British-owned land, if the former colonial power does not rescind its ban on multimillion-dollar exports of the "herbal high" khat, reports said yesterday. MPs from Kenya's central Meru region, the country's key khat-growing area, urged the government to consider repossessing farms occupied by British farmers.



Kenya: Reprieve For Drug Addicts

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Star, the, 29 Jun 2013 - Four organizations at the Coast have struck a partnership deal that will see them work together to rehabilitate thousands of drug addicts in the region. The four, including Reach Out Centre, Muslims for Human Rights, Mewa Hospital and the Shariff Nassir Foundation have set aside an initial budget of Sh8 million for the programme.



Kenya: Parents, School Differ Over Teen Drug Test

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Star, the, 05 Jun 2013 - Police in Kiambu are investigating a school has been accused of colluding with a clinic to steal from parents. Irene Wairimu, a parent at Gathiruini Boys Secondary School in Githunguri, said the administration sent for her and told her to take her son to a certain clinic to be tested for drugs. The deputy headteacher gave her the doctor's contacts saying they refer students suspected of abusing drugs to Freedom from Addiction Organisation in Kiambu town



Kenya: Column: Ceasefire In The War On Drugs?

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:00:00 GMT

Star, the, 22 Nov 2011 - Like those generals who used to discover that nuclear weapons were not a good thing about twenty minutes after they took off their uniforms and started collecting their pensions, we have had a parade of former presidents who knew that the war on drugs was a bad thing - but only mentioned it after they were already ex-presidents. Now, at last, we have one who is saying it out loud while he is still in office. President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, the country that has suffered even more than Mexico from the drug wars, is an honest and serious man. He is also very brave, because any political leader who advocates the legalisation of narcotic drugs will become a prime target of the prohibition industry. He has chosen to do it anyway.



Kenya: Staff Shortage Hurts Drug Rehab Drive

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Nation, 21 Jul 2011 - Delegates attending a drug abuse conference in Mombasa yesterday came face-to-face with the crisis facing addicts at the Coast General Hospital. The international and local delegates were shocked to find that the government and other agencies had failed to meet the standards for running a rehabilitation centre.



Kenya: OPED: In Order to Fight Drugs Effectively, We Need to

Sun, 20 Feb 2011 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Nation, 20 Feb 2011 - Having a conversation with the former boss of the National Agency for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (Nacada), Mr Joseph Kaguthi, on the drug abuse problem in Kenya is extremely enlightening. Mr Kaguthi asserts that policymakers, civil society, and the citizenry need to arm themselves with the right information regarding substance abuse in order to assist in finding sustainable solutions.



Kenya: Heroin Addicts Sharing Blood

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 08:00:00 GMT

Sunday Nation, 29 Nov 2009 - It took kicks, blows and a cocked AK-47 to raise a doped-up Abdallah Hassan Abdalla from a stupor and, incidentally, save his life. The scene was Mombasa's Mackinon Market. The lead actor in the story of his life was himself; the supporting cast was composed of an angry mob and regular policemen. What followed next was a beating that opened his eyes to the dangers of heroin use. He could finally break free from a 12-year addiction that revolved around three things: heroin, syringes and himself. He had tried to escape with some money he had snatched from a woman.



Kenya: Obama's Brother on Drugs Charge

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 08:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 01 Feb 2009 - President's Relative Denies Police Charge After Arrest for Possession of a Single Marijuana Joint Tomorrow morning, President Barack Obama will sit down in the White House to receive his daily intelligence briefing from security officials. Thousands of miles away in Kenya, his half-brother will be facing a rather different audience in a Nairobi courtroom.