Changamwe MP Omar Mwinyi calls for ban on sale of miraa

Written By: Haniel Mengistu

Changamwe MP Omar Mwinyi calls for ban on sale of miraa

Changamwe Member of Parliament Omar Mwinyi now wants the County Government of Mombasa to ban the sale of miraa.

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The Changamwe MP also called on the County Government to either regulate the rampant sale and consumption of miraa in the region which has affected the education of school going children.

Omar Mwinyi was speaking to parents in his constituency during the disbursement of Ksh 6.2 million education bursaries.

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He claimed that the stimulant popularly known as ‘muguka’ had widely affected the lives of the youth in Mombasa curtailing their education and should be banned.

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He decried the mushrooming of Miraa dens within the county, making it affordable to the school going children causing them to abuse it and miss out on attending classes as required.

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Mwinyi said Miraa consumption is causing broken marriages as women have raised concerns over denial of conjugal rights by their partners who have been rendered impotent due to extensive use of the substances.

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Omar Mwinyi was speaking to parents in his constituency during the disbursement of Ksh 6.2 million education bursaries.

The legislature said high consumption of khat among the youthful men is affecting their sexual performance and they are forced to use drug enhancers like Viagra in order to rise to the occasion.

The MP is now calling Mombasa County Health department to ban the sale and use of the twig stimulant within the County.

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