Miraa is the most taxed crop in Kenya, this is according to a Miraa Task Force report that was presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta early last month. The report recommends the government to sensitize the law enforcement officers on the status of Miraa and legitimacy of trade in the produce.
Also Miraa Traders associations to sensitize their members on the need to trade in licensed premises and to adhere to County Government laws.
“We did an assimilation on how much Miraa traders pay to enforcement officers and established that a year they use Sh1.6 million a year. If you convert this amount into a tax you will realise Miraa farmer is the most taxed person,” Its Chairman Mr Geoffrey Nchooro M’mwenda.