A section of Meru leaders has castigated the classification of Miraa as a drug by National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Control (NACADA).
Led by Meru senator who doubles up as Senate Deputy Speaker Kathuri Murungi, the leaders said that they will table an amendment Bill seeking to struck out Miraa from the list of drugs in the country.
Speaking in Maua Town Senator Kathuri further said that the region fully depends on miraa and the government should in turn help them find new markets.
Mwenda Ithiri, Minority leader at Meru County Assembly echoed the calls urging Meru Mps to ensure that they protect the crop.
Miraa has been rated third in the latest report by NACADA on up scaling the fight against alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya.